“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, April 05, 2010

Uses For Stale Bread

Being a thrifty homemaker means making use of food items that many folks would stash in the trash.  Stale bread is often thrown out ... I know because I used to throw away my fair share or feed it to the birds ;(  There's the obvious thrift of making French toast or bread pudding.  How about bread stuffing?  Baking three loaves of bread a week can often leave leftovers ... at a minimum ... stale heels.

THE true economy of housekeeping is simply the art of gathering up all the fragments, so that nothing be lost. I mean fragments, of time, as well as materials. Nothing should be thrown away so long as it is possible to make any use of it ... The Frugal Housewife, 1830

How about a recipe called Harvest Pear Bread Pudding ... or Tuscan Bread Soup.  Italians make a Bread Salad.  Birds Nest Toast ... we call at our home Egg In A Hole.  I leave you with a few websites to check out.

How do you use up your leftover bread? 

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Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

We usually don't have leftover bread but I like the idea of making croutons for salad or stuffing.

Maria Stahl said...

I turn mine into eggs by feeding it to my chickens.

Kathryn said...

I almost never have bread any more, being gluten free. But i just made (well, Rebecca did) the Bob's Redmill bread this last week & it is terrific. If i have any left over i may do croutons. Or maybe French toast for Duane. I prefer pancakes. :)

Kimberly said...

I store the heels and crumbs in a jar in the freezer. I make them into breadcrumbs as needed for meatballs. :)