My favorite thing to do with old French bread: make croutons! You can use them on a salad, plopped on top of a bowl of soup or just eat them out of the baggy you store them in (like my roommate and I do). This is super easy and quick.
-1-2 day-old french bread (or older...mine was a week old!)
-1-2 Tbsp of olive oil or olive oil cooking spray
-1-2 tsp garlic powder
-1-2 tsp dried parsley
* These measurements are estimates because it depends on how much bread you use.
Break, tear or cut your bread into bit-sized pieces. Don't worry about them being uniform cubes...it looks better if they aren't! Put them in a bowl and drizzle your olive oil (or use your spray...which can sometimes be easier to evenly coat the bread). Sprinkle the garlic powder and parsley. Toss well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, stirring with a spatula every few minutes to evenly brown!