Ok, so I tried something new tonight. I have never made homemade croutons before. I know that may sound funny. But it's true. I think they turned out pretty good.
My salad had the steak that I marinaded the other day, the recipe for the marinade is in a previous post. Then I broiled it for 5 min on each side. It was a flank steak. I let it rest for 5 min. Then sliced it into small pieces. I put the pieces over a salad mix and cucumbers. Then I cut up some homemade bread I had made last week that was getting a little stale, into small cubes. Then I put them in a single layer on a jelly roll pan. Drizzled it with olive oil to lightly coat the bread. Lightly tossed it to coat all bread pieces. Then I sprinkled a packet of ranch dressing on the bread cubes, then lightly tossed it to try to coat the bread. Then placed in a preheated oven at 400F. For 10 min then tossed and set it for another 10 min. They came out nice and toasty and yummy. I placed them on top of the salad and then I drizzled with a store bought BBQ sauce.
The verdict... SO TASTY... It was an amazing salad. I highly recommend it!