ok this could not be any easier--save money and reduce waste.
I ALWAYS have bread that goes stale when I buy a nice loaf of Italian bread since there are only 2 of us. I always threw away the stale bread BUT there are ways to reduce waste and use that stale bread.
First, Look for the recipe for homemade croutons--uses stale bread to make them.
Second--Make your own Breadcrumbs!!
Put the bread in smaller chunks in a food processor, add the seasoning you want to season them with and grind to a fine crumb.
Use them as you would store bought crumbs.
This way you can also control the salt and other seasonings to your liking.