Great way to get rid of bread!

United States
March 26, 2010 8:40pm CST
With Passover approaching, I have to get rid of a couple of loaves of bread, and I'm not all that much of a bread eater. That's why they're in the freezer. Well, I came home from work tired and not in the mood to do much in the kitchen, so I just made such wonderful French toast, I think I just might be able to get rid of at least most of it this way, and it's neat and easy! I cracked a couple of eggs into a zip-lock bag, added a little water, and shook it until they were foamy. Then I added a couple of slices of whole wheat bread and shook a little more. I made sure each slice was well coated, then went upstairs to change clothes and open the mail. When I came back downstairs, I opened the bag and poured in a bit of sugar-free syrup (I'm diabetic and trying not to gain weight), and shook again. I sprayed a pan with butter-flavored cooking spray, heated it up, and slid the sloppy stuff (trying to pick up the bread would have made it break up into mush by then) into the pan. As it cooked, it puffed up and became an absolutely glorious dinner! It would be a great breakfast or lunch, too. The bag was perfect for sealing up the egg shells, so there was no mess and the trash can won't get smelly! Try it!
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I've never been crazy about french toast, but your recipe sounds like something I could make and eat. With extra bread, I like to make bread stuffing (without the turkey). I use my Grandmother's recipe and it's easy. (It has to be easy or I won't try it.)
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• United States
28 Mar 10
Hadn't thought of stuffing - a great idea for tomorrow's dinner. Thanks!
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
28 Mar 10
You're welcome.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Oh yeah, french toast is the fastest way to get rid of bread, which is why I rarely make it..lol Anyways, Happy Passover..
• United States
28 Mar 10
Thank you very much!
• United States
27 Mar 10
French toast sounds like a good idea. I was thinking too you could make croutons also for salads if you eat them. If I have bread that goes bad I tend to give to the birds outside because I know they need to eat too. I know it may seem like a waste but really I feel if the bread cannot be eaten why throw it out in the trash? Hope this helps and happy mylotting to you.
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• United States
27 Mar 10
Whatever's still around by Sunday night will, indeed, become bird food!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Mar 10
Never thought to do it in a zip-lock bag. That would be great for camping, too. Great idea!. I've been given a lot of bread, lately. So I made some bread pudding and I have that in the freezer.
• United States
27 Mar 10
Hi, Edge! I've always thought bread pudding is really fattening. I think I'll look for lower-calorie recipes, though. My appetite is craving some now!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Mar 10
It depends on what else you eat with it, how many calories it has and how many calories you've had that day, whether you move around or not afterward, how many eggs you use, if you put raisins in or not, if you use walnuts or not, etc. What you use for sweatener, how big a serving you have, etc.
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@peavey (16640)
• United States
27 Mar 10
That's a great idea! I like french toast and eat it without any sweetener, but never once thought to make it in a plastic bag. I'm all for anything that cuts down on clean up time... I think I'll have french toast for breakfast in the morning!
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• United States
27 Mar 10
I think you'll like it this way. I "discovered" it when I was using a plastic bag to throw away the shells, and I accidentally put the egg in the bag instead. I decided to see where that would take me, and it's been my preferred method for years! I keep the shells in the sink until it's all done, so I can throw them away in the used bag.
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@peavey (16640)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I save the shells to grind and use on the garden (calcium), and I will probably reuse the plastic bag, but it sure sounds like an easier way to make it anyway!
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
30 Mar 10
I used to buy several loaves of day old bread, make an elixir of butter and herbs and spread it on the bread - both sides, then cut into small squares. Seperate on cookied sheets and bake at about 250* for a few hours and BINGO....wonderful coutons! These were so good that my whole family would grab a handful to eat instead of potatoe chips! And sine they are dry, they need no refrigeration so put them in a ziploc bag or a canister and the job is done!
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• United States
30 Mar 10
Great idea, coffeebreak! I'll remember that for next year. It's too late for this time around...
@urbandekay (18312)
29 Mar 10
You wouldn't feed the birds or make bread n' butter pudding? We call this gypsy toast, by the by all the best urban
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• United States
29 Mar 10
Whatever's left by now (Passover's just an hour or so away) has gone to the birds. The pudding would have been wonderful, but I'm trying too hard to lose weight!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Mar 10
I'm not fond of french toast, but I may try it on the kids. That's something all 3 of them actually like...
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• United States
29 Mar 10
You can always add fruit, chocolate chips, or almost anything else, and there's almost no clean-up! Just the pan and spatula!
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
29 Mar 10
That works well. I usually just do a similar thing but in a bowl and dip the bread in that, but at least this way you don't have dishes after.
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• United States
29 Mar 10
It's so much neater!
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Mar 10
You should post this over on Thriftyfun.com. If you get enough votes you can earn $15.00 I would vote for your idea.
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• United States
28 Mar 10
Thanks for the lead. I never heard of that before, but I'll check it out!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
27 Mar 10
this sounds so good, it's a good thing I already ate before I read it. Maybe I'll try it for Sunday breakfast, that is a good day to have something special.
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• United States
27 Mar 10
Hi, Pat! It's so easy, it's something special any day! Enjoy!
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• Malaysia
27 Mar 10
this is what i will d with the extra breads - cut the bread into small bite size - fry it in the pan or in microwave - when you are doing scrambble egg you add them - when you are doing soup you add them - when you doing salad add them
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• United States
27 Mar 10
Thanks for some excellent ideas!
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• United States
27 Mar 10
Try bread pudding, its delicious and makes a nice dessert for after dinner or whenever. Good idea on the french toast though. I never thought of making it that way,in a ziplock bag I mean.
• United States
27 Mar 10
I ;ove how little mess there is, and the way it puffs up as it browns!
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• United States
30 Mar 10
I have never thought of making it in a zip bag! *LOL* I usually mix the eggs and milk in a bowl and float the bread in it. I like your idea better. Thanks for sharing it.
• United States
30 Mar 10
Can't beat the ease of cleaning up!
• United States
30 Mar 10
that is true! I hate cleaning w/ a passion and of not being raised by a clean freak mom I like to find my ways to make it easier or less to do.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
27 Mar 10
This sounds so good! It's been a long time since I've had french toast and I might want to try this sometime. Thank you for telling us about it. I didn't know how to make french toast, myself, and I'm glad you told us how. I think the last time I had french toast was when I went to stay with my sister over in Birmingham back in the 70s! I'm glad it's low calorie, too, because I'm always concerned about gaining weight. Kathy.
• United States
27 Mar 10
I think you'll enjoy it, Kathy. The clean-up's almost all done automatically, too...
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
27 Mar 10
I printed your discussion last night and I'm going to try some french toast for breakfast in the morning. I like the fact that it's easy to clean up, too. Happy posting! Kathy.
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
On top of bread, put catsup then grated cheese. Add pepperoni or ham and pineapple and heat them on oven toaster for 30 seconds or until grated cheese melts then voila! You have mini pizza! Enjoy!
• United States
28 Mar 10
Sounds like fun! Thanks!