Wednesday, April 18, 2012


What do you do with your leftover bread?

As I've said before, I don't buy store bought bread. Since I've got effort and time into my bread I hate to give it to the chickens. This is a picture of croutons I made this morning to go with the spring salad we will have with our venison strogonff for supper tonight.

A half a loaf of bread will net about half a mixing bowl of croutons. Simple to make and better than any you can buy at the store.
1/2 loaf of bread cubed
3Tbl of olive oil
3tbl of butter
1Tbl of garlic powder
1Tbl of green onion (dried)
1 tsp of garlic salt
1 Tbl of onion powder.
Mix all ingredients, pour over cubed bread and toss. Cook in 300-degree oven for 15 min. Stir and cook for another 15 min. or until golden brown. If you happen to have your own home-grown and ground spice so much the better.
These are delicious on salad!

I also make bread pudding and bread crumbs for stuffing. I have not tried drying them yet but am told they are very handy to have on the shelf.

I've got my pasta drying and will open a jar of venison I put up a few months ago. Dinner will be quick, easy, home grown, and good for you slow food. When I finish this post I'll be making Angle Food cake for desert. I've got such a glut of eggs right now and since it takes about 12 to make the cake it will reduce it some!

Hubby got 15-5 gal buckets of horse poo home Monday. I spent all of yesterday putting four buckets in the lower garden on one row and pulling weeds. A soft rain has been falling since last nite so it will be well watered in.

On a gardening note.. all the tomatoes and peppers I put in the garden froze! I half expected it but took the chance anyway. All I lost was a little time and a few cents worth of seeds. I have plenty of peppers left in cups and started more tomato seeds so I should be right on time!

Off to get that cake made. I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday!

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