Got some stale bread? Don't toss it, toast it!

Then toast it again. Sprinkle it with some sea salt and spices, and boom - you've got yourself some fantastic croutons. I must warn you though - you may just turn into a crouton snob. Boxed croutons just won't cut it after you've had a taste of these babies. And, if you're anything like me, you'll want to use them to top just about everything off - you can spruce up a salad, turn your mac and cheese into a crispy delight or sop up some soup on a wintry day.

My favorite way to eat them? Naked. (The croutons that is!) They'll make crackers look like cardboard - and since they're such a cinch to make, you'll want to be cooking up batch after batch.

Did you ever think you'd see the day where you wished for your bread to go stale?