There’s nothing I hate more than having to get rid of food. Such a huge chunk of change goes toward food costs every month that throwing away food get’s the Most Cringe-Worthy Award, at least in my book.
Bread is a perishable product that sometimes can go stale before you can use it all. Luckily, stale bread has other purposes besides being added to the compost pile.
Click through for 7 uses for the bread, rolls, and buns that have made their way over to the stale side…
Stale Bread? 7 Household Uses for It! 1 of 8
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For the Birds 2 of 8
Stale bread can be crumbled up and added to your birdfeeders or backyard, especially in the winter time when birds have to battle the snow to keep fed. You can also bag up stale bread and head to the local park with the kids to feed the ducks.
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Grease Collector 3 of 8
When you make greasy dinners like French fries or burgers, use a stale piece of bread rather than paper towels to soak up the excess grease from your food.
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Buttering Tool 4 of 8
If you enjoy corn on the cob, you can use the end pieces of the bread loaf or stale pieces to more effectively butter your corn. Coat the bread with a sufficient amount of butter then wrap the buttered bread around the cob. It coats the corn and helps prevent burns to your fingers from the hot corn.
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Fantastic French Toast 5 of 8
Save stale pieces of bread to create a taste French toast. The stale bread won't get as soggy in the egg/milk mixture and you can't tell the bread is stale when you finish frying up your breakfast.
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Good Grilled Cheese 6 of 8
Just like with the French toast, stale bread make for good grilled cheese sandwiches. The staleness can make it easier to achieve a nice, crispy outside.
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Homemade Bread Crumbs/Croutons 7 of 8
Toast stale bread in the oven until nice and crunchy. Cut up the bread into larger pieces to add to your salads or crush up the bread slices into micro-sized pieces for bread crumbs you can use in your meatloaf or other recipes. For added flavor, add butter, garlic, or other spices before baking to make your own gourmet croutons and crumbs.
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Delicious Stuffing 8 of 8
You don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to prepare a simple bread stuffing for dinner. Stale bread works best in stuffing mixes and is a good way to utilize an entire loaf of stale bread at one time.
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