So you have been following my episodes and have been bitten by the bread bug. Maybe pintrest’s pretty pictures got the best of you? Or many one recipe was all it took? It’s not as itchy as those other bugs, but it can be just as annoying. Many of the whole grain recipes out there seem to make bread by the tons, instead of by the slice. What can you do when your kitchen is loaded to the gills with stale bread?
What Can You Do With All That Bread?
1. Stay cool! Before it goes bad, slice it up and freeze it. This works for rolls and loaf bread. Just make sure that you freeze it in individual amounts and that it is not stuck together so you can easily take what you need when you need it.
2. Grind it up! Those bread crumbs you buy in the can are just as bad as the bread I keep telling you to avoid, full of chemicals and stuff you don’t need. Instead you can use your blender or food processor to pulverize your extra bread, and keep it for the next time you make chicken parm. Keep the crumbs in an airtight storage container or Ziploc. You can even freeze them.
3. Croutons! I am pretty sure croutons are the best part of salads. They are super easy to make too. Cut your bread into small even sized pieces. Toss the pieces with a little healthy oil, I would use olive or coconut and your choice of spices. Get creative, garlic, red pepper, lemon pepper, paprika, onion salt, bacon salt. The possibilities are endless. I like to add sesame seeds, but they burn easily. After a light toss in oil and spices you have two cooking choices. You can either put a layer of the croutons on a baking sheet and bake them under careful eye or you can throw them in a skillet and cook until crisp.
4. Bread Pudding! Not a super light dish, but a tasty treat in moderation. Food Network has a bunch of great options.
5. French Toast! Need I say more?
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