If you buy bread crumbs for coatings or adding to meatloaf and other dishes, you know they can be pretty pricey considering that they are just dried bits of bread. Well make your own. You can simply lay slices on the trays of your dehydrator and set it to 125 for 3 to 4 hours. Once the bread is completely dry throw the bread in a food processor or in a Ziploc bag and use your rolling pin to turn it into crumbs.
Once you have your crumbs as fine as you want them, store them in an airtight jar or other airtight container. You can add spices to them if you wish. I use Italian bread crumbs sometimes so I make up a jar seasoned with Italian seasonings.
The crumbs mixed with a little parmesan makes a good toasted topping for mac n cheese. So easy to make, why buy them. I like to use Italian or French bread from the bakery (even the day old bread is good since you are going to dry it) but I have used regular sliced bread as well.