I made some fabulous croutons from the leftover part of a loaf of
Italian Herb Bread. They are very easy (recipe adapted from "Deep
in the Heart - Dallas Junior Forum):
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Day old bread cut into small cubes (remove crust if desired)
desired seasonings (garlic, Parmesan cheese, etc.)
Mix olive oil and vegetable oil together in a small bowl. Spread
on cookie sheet. Put bread cubes on cookie sheet and sprinkle
with seasonings of your choice.
Toast cubes at 250 F. for 40 - 60 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Store in airtight container or plastic bag.