I hated it then and I hate it now, but a just a little while ago I had a true "Duh" moment.
I have always bought bread crumbs from the store. I mean, they are cheap and already seasoned, and I like the round containers they come in. Don't laugh-the shape and size of the container can sway my purchasing big time.
Anyway, I knew that people made their own bread crumbs, but for some reason I did not think I could. I had this vision of having a big ole wet mushed up bread mess when I was done.
This morning I was up at 4: stinkin 30 because James has a fever and woke me up so I could share in his suffering and after I got him settled back on the couch and asleep I was pursuing blog-land. And I came across this post and went "Duh?"
I can do that.
It just so happens that I had two halfway empty loaves of wheat bread that the boys had brought home from a Scout trip. I would have normally just feed it to the chickens, because as much as I want to I just cannot eat whole wheat sandwich bread. Freshly baked whole wheat bread-yes mam, pass the butter, but sandwich bread, no thank you.
I found that three pieces of bread equals approximately 2 cups of crumbs. I packaged mine in sandwich bags (2 cups each) and then put them all into a freezer bag. I didn't know if I would be able to just scoop out the amount would need so I played it safe on this first round. I can just take out one baggie, let it defrost, and won't have to defrost the whole bag.
So, have you been smart and been making bread crumbs all along? If you want to try it is easy-peasy or I wouldn't be able to do it!
Today I am linking up at Farm Girl Friday.