Here is this week's "Tuesday's Tip." Remember, if you have any great tips to share, we'd love to hear them!
I find that there is a lot of bread that could potentially be wasted in our household. No one in my family particularly appreciates the end pieces on a sandwich loaf or we end up with extra buns from an event, etc... I'm not really fond of waste. So, I throw all those scraps of bread into the freezer. They are great for making croutons for salad or soup later - any kind of bread will do from french to pumpernickel to corn and it's so easy! Just cut into cubes and toss with some italian seasoning or another favorite seasoning blend, maybe some parmesan or some salt and pepper and saute in a little olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until golden and crispy.
Of course, there are other ways to use the frozen bread too. For example, you might make a bread pudding (a really nice dessert especially when paired with a great sauce, a lemon curd perhaps?) or use it for a chicken or turkey dressing. You can first toast the bread in the oven or throw it in the food processor just as is to make bread crumbs and there is always that fabulous french toast recipe where you let the bread soak in the pan of ingredients overnight before baking. If you live near a pond your kids might also enjoy feeding the ducks.