One day we were ordering subs, and I saw an old fashioned looking sign that said, “Day Old Bread, .50″. I asked if the sign was for real, and they pointed to a stack of bread and said that they sold the day old loaves for .50 each.
Now, when we have an urge to eat out but don’t want to spend the money, we go to Jimmy John’s and buy 2 loaves for $1.00. There is a grocer near us that sells lunch meat for 2.98 a pound and cheese for 2.99. We buy a couple varieties of lunch meat (typically only 1/4 to 1/2 pound of each to keep costs down) and create our own subs at home at a fraction of the cost. However, it feels like a splurge, so the urge to go out is satisfied.
Our family doesn’t usually eat the entire two loaves, so the next day I grind up the remaining bread in the food processor and then store the bread crumbs in the freezer for use in recipes that call for bread crumbs. Works for me!
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