I was home sick from work yesterday. Even during a sick day, between naps and trying to watch Tropic Thunder, I laid in bed thinking of all the things I needed to do. (Side note: Thoughts on Tropic Thunder? I am conflicted. The whole “full retard” bit was genius but I could have done without some of the subplots. I mean really? Alpa Chino is gay and in love with Lance Bass? Jesus.)
But anyway, the trash was overflowing but putting on pants to take it out seemed too much an effort.
My room, after one of those weeks that happens to all of us, was trashed. I mean, it looked like an oversexed member of a boy band on a coke bender had tried to exorcise his personal demons within the confines of my four walls.
It is no secret that I’m “go go go” all the time and sick days are no different. I ended up tidying a bit, making dinner and slapping on pants to take out the trash. I really should have remained in bed, but that’s how I do. I hate wasting time and sometimes it is my undoing; I never feel totally rested and I always feel like there is more I could be doing.
At least these compulsion to not waste is channeled in to other things. Take, for instance, these croutons. I know, I know, a recipe for croutons. This is some thrilling stuff. Yet, this is a really simple way to put use to a half finished loaf of bread. Just cut the bread in cubes, dry it out and toss with some staples from the pantry. As an added bonus, they taste a hell of a lot better than those croutons from the box.
Hey, you can even compromise….make them sans pants.
3/4 loaf bread, cubed and dried (either left out over night or dried in an oven for about 30 minutes)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1.5 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
Salt and pepper
Heat oil over medium heat and add bread cubes. Toss and cook for about 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for about 3 more minutes. Cool and serve.