Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When I found myself with extra slices of homemade sourdough bread, and did not want to
freeze it, I decided to make heart croutons.  After all, February is right around the corner.

I took my smaller heart cutter and in no time at all, had a large pan filled with the bread
hearts.  I sautéed them in with a coating of extra light olive oil, a touch of butter, and
a bit of Jane's seasoning.  I cooked them on medium heat, turning often, until they were
golden brown.  Upon removing from heat, I let them cool thoroughly.  Now, instead of
slices of extra bread, I had lots of delicious heart croutons.

 I put them on my husband's dinner salad, just for fun.  Actually, it is his birthday this week,
and he is a special guy:), so he got hearts.

My daughter gave me this great idea for salads a few months ago, and I've use it on my
salads since then?  It adds a bit of a sweet taste to the salad ingredients. 

I cut up the dried mangos or apricots, with a kitchen scissors, and sprinkled them on the salad.

I took some of the croutons and tied them into a clear cellophane bag.  I will add it to a salad
gift box that I am putting together as a small gift.

Just a little something from me the "heart lady", who as you know, likes the time of the year
when Valentine's Day comes around.

I want to be the first to wish this very special guy in my life, a Happy 63rd Birthday!

Thank you for stopping by!


Stacey said...

That's just such a delicious and fun idea. Your mind never stops thinking of thoughtful things, does it? :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Stacey, you do an outstanding job in decorating rooms! Me, I decorate food and gifts:). I like both!

debi said...

Happy Birthday to your special guy! Love the photo of you to...it's what I call frame worthy :-)
Loved the crouton idea, and yes perfect timing for Valentines day.


Judy said...

You always come up with the best ideas for making something special out of the ordinary! Love your heart croutons.

And a happy birthday to you 'special guy' from Elmer and I. It's birthday week over here as well...I celebrated my 63rd yesterday. 1952 was a very good year!

Privet and Holly said...

I am pinning this sweet
idea, for sure ~ thanks for
sharing it!

You and your man are one
very attractive couple. I
know he must be very special,
because you are a dear.

Enjoy spoiling him : )

xo Suzanne

Kelli said...

I always love my visits to your blog. I come away with wonderful recipes and gift giving ideas and I always feel inspired to try a little harder each day.


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