Make bread bowls a day ahead, and carefully wrap and store them in a cool, dry place. Before serving, warm bread bowls slightly by covering and microwaving 15 to 30 seconds.
Replace croutons with toasted almonds, and serve the salad with a side of red grapes.
Once you get the hang of these bread bowls, you’ll want to serve them all the time. Fill them with any of your favorite salads. They also make great bowls for chili, soups and stews!
When the weather outside is frightful, chicken can be broiled instead of grilled. Or just buy a roast chicken from the deli to get the chicken you need for the salad.