Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bread crumbs

Did you know that instead of buying bread crumbs from the store, you can make them yourself?!

Oh, you did know that?


Well, until a year or so ago, it hadn't occurred to me that I could (and should) be doing this myself.  Now, it's a regular practice whenever I have old bread languishing in my pantry.  For those who haven't made your own bread crumbs before, it's super easy.

Step One:  let old bread sit out for a day or two on a cooling rack.

Step Two: pulverize the bread in your food processor.

Step Three: store in an airtight container until you need the breadcrumbs.

Step Four: use the bread crumbs to top your homemade macaroni and cheese.  Yum!

Now, if there were only some way to make my own croutons instead of buying them at the store...


hitenney said...

I'm not sure, as the best thing I make for dinner is reservations. But I like to read recipes just because I like to eat! And I'm pretty sure you could have taken that french bread, diced it, tossed with olive oil and seasonings, and then baked or sauted them for croutons. I think The Pioneer Woman had a recipe, which, knowing her, I'm sure included butter! Loved your posts on re-doing the bathroom - I can't stand that green-brown shade either!

Anonymous said...

leaving bread out only works if you don't have cats who like bread and can also jump onto counters. L

evonne said...

Lol @ "Oh, you did know that?"

Yes, but only because I've accidentally made croutons on a number of occasions. Your mac and cheese iz teh NOMS!!