What to do with all the leftover heals of bread? Although D doesn't care to eat them, I don't. And K hates crust, therefore hates heals. For many years I tossed these into the trash. Then one day I had a empty bread crumb container and the rest is history.
I stash the heals into the freezer. When I have no space for anything else in my freezer because of all the pieces of bread, I make bread crumbs.
To do this, I set the pieces of bread on the counter to thaw slightly and preheat the oven to 250. I cover a baking sheet with a single layer of bread. I don't keep perfect time, since it is really dependent on how moist the bread is. I usually flip the bread every 10 minutes until it is toasted.
Next I get my food process and spices out. I usually make equal plain bread crumbs and Italian bread crumbs. Plain is simple, just put a few pieces of toast in the processor and turn on until fully crumbled. When there's chunks of bread, pulse the blade often works.
For Italian, I add in Italian seasoning and garlic powders. I usually toss it in, but would say for each batch I put in a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
I use bread crumbs for meatloaf and chicken Parmesan. Yum!