What DO you do with them?

@Modestah (11192)
United States
April 18, 2007 9:28am CST
spin off from the other discussion.... okay, so we've determined that a lot of people do not like the heels on their store purchased breads.... So, you are down to the bottom of the loaf - 2 wimpy heels remain, perhaps even a little tattered from all the reaching over and around them. What do you do with them? Do you save them till you have enough for French toast, or croutons, or bread crumbs? Do you crumble them up and feed them to the birds? Do you turn them crust side inwards and make the kid a sandwich thinking "He'll never know....." Or.... Do you suffer through it and actually eat them yourself?
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• India
20 Apr 07
i sometimes just keep the edges and eat them with my evening tea. dip in tea and eat. or i just fry them with onions and pepper as a snack.yummy, you could try that. :)
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
20 Apr 07
oh wow, the onions and peppers deal sounds delicious! maybe even using bacon or sausage drippings to fry them in. Even though I like to eat the ends I might just save some heels aside for this very purpose.
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@sasklily (240)
• Canada
20 Apr 07
I love the crusts toasted dripping with butter. And there's always the old standbys of croutons, crumbed to make stuffing and bread pudding. By the way, my granddaughter's father's family (and herself, now, too) call them the 'bums' of the bread, lol.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
20 Apr 07
LOL @ the Bread Bums! what a hoot. BTW it is so good to "see" you!
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Sometimes I eat them and sometimes my husband does. It's not my favorite part of the loaf but it's not that bad either.
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@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Well I will not eat the ends of the bread. I either throw it out to the birds or let my animals eat it. My dogs think it's the best treat in the world and so do our cows. I have done the whole turn the crust inwards and make a sandwich for my 7 year old cousin and he didn't know. Maybe because it was a peanut butter sandwich but it worked.
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
18 Apr 07
good old fashioned bread pudding !!! I usually have like 1/2 loaf that is too hard for me, I like it fresh, so I make bread pudding. It is sooo yummy, I think I'll make some today !!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
18 Apr 07
mmm do you put rum in your bread pudding?
• United States
18 Apr 07
I do sometimes, depends on if I have any hiding in the house..lol
• United States
30 Apr 07
thanks for the BR !! :)
@creematee (2810)
• United States
20 Apr 07
LOL! My kids actually like the heels on the bread! They will get the sandwich made from them! :) If they aren't around to eat them when I'm throwing the leftover bread out, It goes out into my compost pile. The birds and strays love it out there.
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• United States
18 Apr 07
i usually eat them.they make great hamburger tops. i'm the only one in the house that will though. the rest of them will throw them out..they should at least give it to the birds if they're not going to eat them.
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I can't eat them, they are so weird, I don't know what it is but I don't like them at akk and wouldn't try to get my kids to eat them either =) I would feel bad giving them the ends =) We always save them and tear them up for the birds to eat outside =)
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
24 Apr 07
Chubby puppy - My overweight pup.
None of us in the house like heels on our bread. I used to be able to get one of my sons to eat them if I toasted them and put butter on them before he saw that they were he heel. I would put them crust side down and he would be none the wiser. That doesn't work anymore. He must have caught me at some point!Now, I mix them into my dogs' kibbles. They like the variety, although it does seem to be going to the hips of one of them!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Apr 07
so, bread heels causes thunder thighs in canine ! cute dog, ours enjoy a hunk of bread on occasion too (especially if there is peanut butter on it!)
@havachat (105)
• Australia
19 Apr 07
if the bread is really fresh, it's the first piece i eat, and i dig the bottom one out too, but if it's a bit old, i toast it and put butter and vegemite on it, i love it when it get crispy, but as usualy happens, the kids go around it and it is stale after they have attacked it, so i give it to the dogs, the ends are best when the bread is hot from the oven, yum
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
20 Apr 07
sounds good to me! except, I do not know what vegemite tastes like. I might could go for an occasional Nuttella on the heel.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
19 Apr 07
it's funny that you bring this up. Everyone leaves the heels of the bread for me. Sometimes I just toast them and eat them. If I get them before they're moldy, I put them in a ziplock bag and collect them in the freezer. Since we get an assortment of breads, eventually they get used towards stuffing. That won't happen as often since my husband and I are now watching our carb intake. I love the heels or ends of french bed anytime.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
19 Apr 07
the ends of "french bed" huh? hmmmm. the things revealed on mylot discussions! I think croƻtons for stuffing is a great idea.
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
24 Apr 07
I always eat them as they're my favourite part of the bread, especially if it's been baked well. It's a bit harder to eat, but it's really tasty.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I actually like the heels, so I'll eat them. I certainly can't see saving them for any other use...they'd probably mold first. LOL. Now, if they are torn up, I'll probably just toss them.
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
18 Apr 07
The heels are bird food. I live near the beach and enjoy feeding the birds. They eat them quickly and beg for more.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Opps you caught me, there have been a few times I've tried passing them off to kids (or grandkids) but guess it's a pay back for having smart desendants - they catch on really quick... usually the heels end up bird food, which are very happy to take care of them for me.