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Monday, September 12, 2011

Leftover buns

For some reason I have been finding myself with lots of leftover buns lately. Hot dog, hamburger, sub buns -- we're using about half of what I buy and the rest is going uneaten. Must be mismatched numbers of eaters and buns is all I can think. I don't like freezing them because they are never as good after they thaw. Besides feeding the ducks (and they should really eat cracked corn instead) I came up with a few uses for all my leftover buns. What do you do with yours?

Fresh bread crumbs -- just throw the bread/bun into the food processor and give a whirl. Place the fresh crumbs in a freezer bag and put them in the freezer until you make a meatloaf or meatballs.

Toasted bread crumbs -- put the bread in a 300 degree oven until it's completely dry and then do the same as you would with fresh crumbs. 

Make a delicious bread pudding for dessert.



Barb, sfo said...

Sub buns can be frozen. Split them first, replace in bag, then double-bag and freeze. Next time you have pasta, defrost them, and add butter & garlic and bake at 400 until toasty brown. Delicious garlic bread!

Sheila said...

I, too, use them for garlic bread. I also use them for sandwiches. It's actually something nice to have for a change from sliced bread. I am packing 9 lunches per week now, so I'm not having trouble using up bread, because my younger daughter pretty much wants a sandwich of some sort each day.

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...

We also use them for garlic bread, and any sandwiches during the week. Hubby doesn't mind using any kind of buns for his sandwiches.

Anonymous said...

I also agree with the Garlic Bread. I also cut them in pieces and make home made herb crutons. Just toss with a little oil and your favorite herb mix.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Thanks, ladies. I really never thought of garlic bread. I almost never serve it but I bet my family would be thrilled!

Ooh and croutons. Yum!

Ellen said...

Bread crumbs, croutons, bread pudding, meatball sandwiches, French toast... But usually bread crumbs.