So a couple weeks ago I shared a video for this Taylor Swift song with y’all. I love it – so catchy (however I am questioning the awkward animal costumes in the new video..). But yesterday afternoon I discovered this gem:
Hanson – yes “Mmm Bop” Hanson did a cover of it. Awesomesauce.
I don’t think I ever outgrew my teenage pop music phase. Hanson was the JAM back then – don’t even ask me who was in N’Sync or Backstreet Boys cuz I have no idea. I probably couldn’t name any songs they sing. Total 90’s fail, I know..
Watching that old school Hanson video also has me wondering when roller blades will come back to popularity? Did anyone else live in those things during their childhood?! We used to race up and down our street until it was too dark to see. But seriously, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone wear any for at least 5 years and I desperately want them to be cool again so I can pull my pair out of the garage and take them for a spin
Contrary to popular belief, you can make croutons without drenching them in butter (or oil) – all you have to do is lightly coat them with olive oil spray and bake them! It’s super easy and quite tasty!
But I think the very best part is that you can use any kind of bread your heart desires (or whatever kind you have laying around waiting to be used up ). We are notorious for having half eaten loaves of French bread laying around and I seriously hate throwing them away! But you can also use good ol’ sandwich bread, rye bread, or even sourdough.
I like to whip up a quick spice blend to sprinkle on the bread cubes before baking. I shared a pretty basic one in the recipe below, but by all means use what will work with your salad! I’ve used combos like cumin+chili powder+a little cayenne and I’ve done some with garlic + onion powder. You really can’t go wrong!
- 2 cups ½-inch bread cubes
- Olive oil spray
- ¼ tsp dried sage
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- Salt & Pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay bread cubes out on a rimmed cookie sheet and spray lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle sage, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper over the bread crumbs and toss 2 to 3 times to coat.
- Bake bread cubes for 20 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring once halfway through. Let cool before serving.