Today's Make Ahead Monday meets my friend Make Your Own because these don't necessarily have to be made ahead but they can be and you will love them both.
Let's start with the croutons. I got this recipe as a first year teacher in Jordan Mt. I was skeptical at first but wowed after I tried it-Italian Croutons in the microwave. No joke people-this totally works.
Recipe: (full batch-way more than you would need for one salad-thus the make ahead part)
6 Cups bread cubes
2 Tbsp Italian herb Seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup melted butter or marg
1. Start by cubing your bread (don't buy the already dried about bread cubes. You want to cut these yourself. I have no idea how many slices of bread makes 6 cups so measure as you go.
Now for the salad dressing. In my opinion-this tastes almost just like the stuff from the Olive Garden. I used this recipe but added slightly less Parmesan cheese. It stores in the fridge for quite a few days and it makes quite a lot.