Friday, May 1

Your Toast Is Toast

Garlic BreadJust a quick tidbit for the blog.

If you happen to get an order of garlic toast, sometimes known as garlic bread, and you leave it lying around overnight to dry out what would you do?

Wait, don't throw it out!

As long as it still has some moisture, or if you put it back in the paper bag it often comes in and add a few drops of water, you can nuke it back to life.

Talk about saving bread...

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39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great tip ,as long as, you eat it right away so, it does not mold from the moisture. Rice is good about that too.

Anonymous said...

If you go to the Dollar store be sure to get a chip clip that can be used for cereal or any snack to save money that way too.

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Anonymous said...

Other advice. The cheapest way to go is a creamation. Have relatives call around and prearrange it first to save big dollars.

Anonymous said...

Other dollar store advice: They have good freezer bags there to store food for cheap. Those help spread your food dollar. Another way is you can grow food anywhere even on a porch. Explore that oppurtunity too. For good results.

Anonymous said...

Cheap storage bags can be made from the plastic grocery store bags that have been kept clean. You can also use them for garbage bags in the bathroom or at your desk to save money that way. Do'nt forget never to waste any food you can freeze it and mircrowave it at work or home ect.. It keeps good. You can also brew your own sun tea cheap on your porch and make ice plus add things to flavor it for cheap. It sure beats tap water. IF you do drink a great deal of tap water it is a good idea to filter it and or boil it. There is bacteria,fungi and ect.. in cold tap water. If you can stand warm or hot tea is your best bet. Things should never go stale because, you can use them up fast plus use those free tye tyes you can get from the grocery store with your produce for free.

Yo Prinzel said...

But...why would you leave garlic bread out overnight? Why wouldn't you eat it with your meal? Maybe I AM a compulsive overeater....

Anonymous said...

Maybe you had salad and an appitizer before the meal. Some people's eyes are bigger than thier stomach.

Frugal Guy said...

Wow, I've fallen behind.

Thanks for the notes and comments everyone.

Thanks for the award too Karen.

Anonymous said...

Need cheap bread? Go to Walmart and buy a cheap bread maker to make tons of food with everyday. They sell cheap bread maker mixes at the store too. You can have a real nice feast. You save a ton on bread too.

Frugal Chicago Girl said...

Another great use for day old bread (and especially garlic for the flavor) is bread salad. Mix chopped tomatoes, basil, onions, and bread together with a vinaigrette - delicious!

Anonymous said...

If you are tight on money and the evil mortgage is due you can call and find out at St. Vincent De Paul Thrift stores is giving out free day old bread. They do this often from local generous bakeries. You can then moisten it and buy some generic cheese for a delightful dinner or any meal. There is no reason to starve in these tight economic times.

Anonymous said...

You can use moist bread in your meat loaf too to make it into a larger meal. This can fill you up more with fiber too. Waste is for the evil!!!

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best affiliate said...

If you go to the Dollar store be sure to get a chip clip that can be used for cereal or any snack to save money that way too.

Anonymous said...

Pinto beans or any beans that are slow cooked in your crock pot are great with bread. They are cheap too and a good source of much needed protein. Good luck everyone! We will survive these tough economic times.

lisa2276 said...

Bread dries out so quick. I didn't know about the paper bag.I usually just heat it for a minuted or two in the microwave with a cup of water for moisture.

Their right though, you have to eat it right away or it goes back to being dry.

CashAholic said...

Great idea. I always threw my garlic bread away. I thought it couldn't be resuscitated.

Anonymous said...

Another great idea cut up the stale bread and fry it in butter or oil in a fry pan until it is golden brown. Let cool. You've just made croutons! I also do this when I am having soup and we put the chunks of bread in the soup! MMMMM

Mike Pastore said...

I usually put my uneaten garlic bread in the fridge and then heat it up in a toaster whenever I feel like eating. This makes the bread even more tastier.

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5dollarsaday said...

you could also use it for croutons. Great blog, I'll certainly be following you!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the croutons, yumm!

FrugalMom said...

Great tip! These days garlic bread is not even in my budget, I make it myself if we have it on the menu.

Anonymous said...

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videojunkie said...

Walmart has a rack that they put bread and pastry products on that are about to expire (date). Resusitated garlic bread makes great "poor man's pizza" with thin slices of tomato, nuked peppers, olive oil, italian seasoning, and cheese. Since we're on food, try mixing in some instant mashed potatoes with "cream of..." soups to thicken them up. Fills you up, costs pennies and tastes pretty good.

Lawrence said...

Too funny! I am known for nuking things back to life. I will usually wrap it with a damp paper towel and nuke for a very short period and whammo! All better!

GE Miller said...

Is everyone forget how bad garlic makes you smell?? Come on people!

Anonymous said...

GARLIC KILLS GERMS!!!

Gelle said...

My grandmother used to turn left over French bread that had gone stale into bread pudding. It was the best! You can also turn stale bread into bread crumbs and croƻtons.

Desiree Cole said...

WOW, that picture of toasted bread looks VERY TASTY! I am soo hungry now!

Anonymous said...

At church they say Give us our daily bread, forgive those who have tresspassed against us and deliver us from evil. If everyone could follow that rule there would be plenty of bread.

Anonymous said...

World Peace bread and butter.

Rizky said...

Wuhuwww!! It's look so delicious!

Jackie @ Lilolu said...

Great tip. Or you can use it to make garlic bread crumbs.

Simple in France said...

You can always also wait until it gets really hard or even speed up the process by breaking it into little bits and toasting it in the oven for a while and 'presto' you have croutons.

Mrs Miser said...

Yum. What could appeal more than nuked toast! I'm serious, as a fanatic frugalist nothing gets my digestive juices going more than the knowledge that the food I am about to eat isn't costing a fortune. Thank you, good sir, for being so bold as to admit this propensity for tightfistedness! So many people consider being resourceful a bit of an embarrassment. Not I, as those who have seen me butt end up in a refuse skip, seeking out useful things, will confirm. Have no shame, fellow meanies. Be proud and listen to what the Frugal Guy says.

Regards,

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Carol said...

Cut it up into croutons, place in a plastic bag, and freeze for use later.