Showing posts from November, 2015

Homemade Bread Crumbs (Italian Instructions too)

I try to waste as little as possible in my kitchen and one way I do that is by turning stale or old bread and buns into bread crumbs. When I find that leftover package of hot dog buns at the back of my fridge, or that last end of a loaf that has gotten hard corners, or I have a homemade loaf that is a dud, I just throw it in the freezer in a plastic bag until I am ready to make breadcrumbs. The freezing helps dry them out even more and keeps them safe from molding until I need breadcrumbs in a recipe. If you make them from fresh bread, you will need to toast them in a toaster or dry them out on a baking sheet in the oven.

Ingredients4 slices of frozen or toasted old bread or buns (each slice yields about 1/2 c. of breadcrumbs) For Italian Bread Crumbs Add: 1 tsp. dried oregano1 tsp. dried basil1 tsp. dried parsley1/4 tsp. onion powder1/4 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. ground black pepper Directions 1. Tear the bread into pieces and pulse the bread in a food processor until it i…

ELTs (Eggplant, Tomato, and Lettuce Sandwich)

I absolutely LOVE Carolyn's recipe for Baked Eggplant Parmesan. I spotted a grilled eggplant sandwich online when looking for other ideas for what to do with eggplant when it gets to be such a good deal and had this idea for a revamped BLT. I fed it to my husband and he scarfed it up and then said, "That was good. What was it?" You could very easily make a batch of the cutlets one night and use half as Eggplant Parmesan and then the other half in these tasty sandwiches. They reheat nicely in a skillet. Very affordable recipes when eggplant gets down to $.99 at ALDI!

Cost approx $.70 per sandwich.  Ingredients1 eggplant, peeled (opt.) and sliced approx. 1/4"-1/2" thick 2 eggs2 c. Italian bread crumbs - or make your own2-4 T. olive oil1 tomato, slicedlettuce or greens, torn into sandwich size piecesmayo - I prefer ALDI's organic SimplyNature Mayonnaise Sandwich Buns or Sliced Bread DirectionsPreheat oven to 375* and spread a baking sheet with a light layer of…

New Organic Whole Wheat Bread @ ALDI!

I think ALDI really is reading the blog because I just spotted and purchased whole wheat organic bread. $3.29 for a 1 lb. loaf. The ingredient list is a little long and the bread is fairly dense compared to their other whole wheat, but overall ingredients look a lot "cleaner" than  your typical store loaf.

Ingredients: (* denotes Organic Ingredient)
*Whole Wheat Flour
*Wheat Bran
*Wheat Gluten
*Brown Sugar
*Cracked Wheat
*Canola Oil
Sea Salt
*Cultured Unbleached Wheat Flour
*Distilled Vinegar
Mined Calcium Sulfate
Ascorbic Acid
Guar Gum