October 16, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 41

Following The Breadcrumbs Back

Here’s one for all older homemakers and cooks.

Do you remember all of the old bread that was saved? The heel was never thrown away if not eaten. Leftover bread was never thrown away. Now, moldy bread was probably thrown out to the chickens or pigs, but any odd leftover bread was saved.

Leftover bread was most often used for bread pudding. (Remember the bread pudding at Johnnie’s Café?)

Bread was also dried to be used later as bread crumbs or stuffing bread. It seems that all older homemakers had a bag of dried bread stored somewhere.

The fun part was getting to break it all up for turkey stuffing or pulverize it into bread crumbs.

Now we get to buy our dressing in a box, or at the very least we can get our dried bread in the bakery section of our grocery.

Gwen welcomes your memories at 367-5582.

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