My first Frugal Friday post! Are you as excited as I am? Probably not but here goes anyway….
This is a very simple tip but it’s one that just occurred to me this past week. See, I am a fairly neurotic person. I admit it and wear my neuroses proudly. I have a few little habits (quirks, if you will) that I can’t seem to get past no matter how hard I try. Some of them drive Hubby absolutely nuts: like the fact that I must always throw salt over my shoulder when it is spilled on the table. I rarely manage to finish a glass of milk (and consequently leave half glasses all around the house) and the fact that I will never split poles without saying the phrase ‘bread and butter’ afterward. One quirk that doesn’t seem to bother him (or at least he’s never really mentioned it) is that for some odd reason I REFUSE to use the heels of a loaf of bread on a sandwich. I’m an odd duck…I know.
Anyway- I made the Pioneer Woman’s meatloaf recipe the other day which calls for six slices of bread.
I HIGHLY recommend you try it….and then jog for about three hours to chase away the guilt of consuming about a gazillion calories. Anyway, I opened my loaf of Wonder White and shredded it. Two days later I went to make a sandwich and there was the nothing left but the heel. No sandwich for me.
Then it hit me like a bolt of lightning….(I’ve always had a flair for the dramatic. Another quirk.)…I could save the heels of each loaf of bread and store them in the freezer. If I ever need bread for meatloaf, meatballs, croutons etc… they will always be there ready to use and I won’t feel so guilty about wasting bread. This will also work for bread that’s just about to go stale.
So there you have it. I didn’t say these little tips were going to fix our broken economy…but they just may save you a few pennies here and there. Hope you found it helpful…and if not…better luck next week. 🙂