No Need To Waste Stale Bread Anymore!

More out of a desire to be "green" than be cheap (or at least that's what I'm telling myself) I figured I'd share these great tips on how to use stale bread, from Yahoo Green:

  1. Bring it back to life. You can also try reviving stale bread by dipping it in water and baking it in 370 degrees for 12 minutes. But that would just break my great grandmother's heart.

  2. Use it to heal wounds. A mixture of stale bread and warm milk wrapped in a towel or bandage has been used for centuries as a poultice to bring boils and abscesses to a head. (Note: After you have successfully applied the poultice and extracted the infection, then you have my permission to finally throw that away!)

  3. Bread crumbs. Whisk them in the blender, add some Italian seasonings, and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.

  4. Croutons. Sauté stale bread cubes in plenty of butter and/or olive oil with a little Parmesan cheese for the best croutons you've ever eaten.

  5. Bread soups. Use stale bread to thicken sauces, soups, and stews. Bread soups are a popular, delectable, and hardy dinnertime staple in countries around the globe.

  6. Bread salads. Ample quantities of stale bread cubes tossed in with tomatoes, lettuce and other fresh vegetables, and liberally dressed with olive oil and wine vinegar, makes an entire meal out of a simple salad. Here are some bread salad recipes to get you started.

  7. Bread puddings. Everybody's grandmother has her favorite bread pudding recipe; here's one of mine. Or check out some of these delicious bread pudding recipes.

  8. French toast. Use stale bread for your favorite French toast recipe. Did you know that re-purposing stale bread was the original motivation behind that popular dish?

  9. Bread and milk for the kitty. Many cats love a treat of bread and milk, but milk can sometimes cause diarrhea in cats, so go easy at first.

  10. Feed the birds. Bread crumbs and crusts will attract many a feathered friend to your backyard bird feeder. While many birds do enjoy bread, it's not the most nutritious meal, so think of it as a treat, rather than as a staple of a healthy diet for native birds.

Bon appetit!

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