Thursday, April 12, 2012

My frugal tip for the day..

Actually isn't that frugal to begin with but here's what happened...

I bought 2 loaves of bread, I brought them in the house and set them in the rocking chair in my kitchen, my oldest son absentmindedly sat down in the chair smooshing almost completely flat an entire loaf of bread <- that is not the frugal part, I was upset, I felt almost deflated, this isn't the week to be absentminded and wasteful, we have very little if any extra funds this week until hubs gets paid next week. Anyway I *tried* to use the smooshed bread last night, figured I could save it by making grilled cheese sandwiches. well the first 2 slices came apart some what easy but the sequential slices were tearing when I tried to pull them apart making them unuseable so here is my solution...

I think tonight I am going to make hot turkey sandwiches only the bread will be torn- hoping my family won't balk at the idea but in case they do, my plan B is to just take the torn pieces put them into my dehydrator then once they are dry, grind them up to make my own bread crumbs.

Either way I am not letting that loaf of bread go to waste, I will make it work frugally for my family, even if it is smooshed, lol


  1. That is a great idea! I love not letting things go to waste. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

  2. That is a great idea. You don't even need to use the dehydrator. You can just cube them and put them on a cookie sheet in the oven to dry and then grate them into crumbs.

    Have a wonderful evening with your family.


  3. Ha, Thanks for the tip Cheryl I had thought of that and hae done it that way many times before but my oven is on the fritz and the hubs hasn't had time to check it out for me yet. I am not sure what is going on, its a new stove, well fairly new I think its less than a year old anyway I used the clean option for the oven, used it once after that and now the only thing that will work is the broiler element, the bottom baking element won't heat up at all. And do you know when I discovered this??? When I was trying to bake my turkey for easter !! Thank God dh's gram lives just a few houses down from us, I ran my raw bird over that and plopped it in her oven!! She's my lifesaver!!!