Tuesday, September 15, 2009

yummy bread crumbs

I'm almost too embarrassed to blog on this- even being the frugalista that I am.

I save up bread crumbs or little pieces of bread that my kids have broken off accidentally at the bottom of my bread bags to use when I make casseroles and want a tasty, crunchy topping.

I simply collect them in a yogurt container and allow it to dry out before putting the lid on. I collect savory crumbs of all kinds that I would otherwise throw out (ie, crumbs from frozen chicken fingers, cracker crumbs, whole grain crumbs.) It makes for an interesting mix of bread crumb.

Easy recipe is to top your casserole with some cheese, and the bread crumbs tossed with melted butter, garlic powder, parsley and some salt. Our family LOVES the crunchy topping!

1 comment:

Shanna said...

I save odds and ends of bread, buns, cornbread, etc., in the freezer to make dressing [use a can of cream of chicken/celery/mushroom soup, whatever I have on hand]. Add some chopped onion or bell pepper, salt & pepper, then bake until bubbly.