Two Stars of the Show

Dinner tonight was awwwwwwesome.

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We still had quite a bit of our loaf of Italian bread left from this weekend’s Farmers Market trip, so rather than let it go bad, I decided to cook up a batch of homemade croutons. So quick and simple, too!

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To make a batch of Garlic & Parmesan Croutons:

  • Cut your desired amount of bread slices, and cut into about 1-inch cubes.
  • Drizzle bread cubes with olive oil (eyeball it – it’ll depend on how much bread you’re using), garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil and cook at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, tossing once halfway through.

While my croutons were toasting up in the oven, Jay got to work on grilling some Italian-marinated chicken and I took care of putting together some big ‘ol dinner salads for us.

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Oh man. Everything about this salad was just awesome. Baby romaine, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes from the garden, shredded carrots, avocado, onion, artichokes, dried cranberries, feta cheese…and finally

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The two stars of the show: the grilled chicken and the garlic & parmesan croutons.

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It was the best salad I’ve had in months…and yes, I’m aware that I say this a lot. Apparently I’m just getting good at topping myself. Winking smile

After dinner, we had a visitor to the table…

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At first he was all, “oh hey guys, I really love you a bunch and just want to spend time with you.”

But then, once he had his fill, he became all “holy crap, I’m gonna eat your hand off, mom.”

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He sure does make me laugh sometimes. However…when he slaughters my hand in playfulness? Ehh, not so much. Winking smile

Now the dishes are washed, I’m in my cozies (who am I kidding, I’ve been in them most of the day), and I’ve got my two boys to hang out with for the evening. Life is gooood!

**FYI: In case you missed it earlier, there was a pretty great deal for Courtney’s Total Body Wellness announced on the STSL Facebook page!

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Courtney! Are you still training at the gym? I feel like I haven’t seen you mention anything about it lately. Or maybe I’m just crazy… just curious. :) Ps the salad looks super yummy!
    sam @ the real pretty recently posted..Dooms Day

  2. says

    That looks like one nutritionally dense salad! Love that. It all looks splendid. I love packing my salads with anything. Especially roasted veggies with crisp lettuce and avocado, so dang tasty.
    Lisa recently posted..What I Ate

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