First and foremost: Happy Birthday Caleb! My little boy turns 5 today.
This tip is going to be the first of a series that will continue for a few weeks. The topic is how to keep food fresher for longer. And in some cases what to do with food that's gotten a little stale. Some, obviously, you'll have to dump. But for others there are alternatives to the trash can. Like with the following...
Stale bread can be turned into tasty bread crumbs. I bake them at 250 F until crunchy. Then grind them in a food processor and voila. Homemade breadcrumbs! You can also add seasonings (such as oregano, dried onion, etc.) if you'd like. Rye breadcrumbs are especially yummy to coat pork chops with.