"When seasoned salad croutons have lost their crispness, I save them until I have a small bag full," says Lynda Purvis of Eagle River, Alaska. "Then I mix them with ground beef for a delicious meat loaf."
Gazpacho is common fare here in the Southwest, and its variations are numerous. This one is simple, inexpensive, healthful and delicious. It works well as an appetizer, brunch dish or accompaniment to any meat entree. I prefer to make the tomato base the night before, but I've also made it early in the morning for serving with that night's supper.