Friday, January 14, 2011

Bread from the Bank

Yesterday hubby went to the food bank, well still no job.  He came back with about fifteen loaves of bread.  He brings home about five different loaves of bread for us, some we freeze others we eat straight away.

Bo was leaving the food bank and was outside passing their trash cans and they were just full of yes!  Bread.  So he went back in, you have to be buzzed in, and asked about what they did with it all at the end of the day.  The guy there, who he's got to know over the months said, "oh nobody likes this bread, it just gets trashed."

Well this bread is all the expensive stuff from Wegman's and other such supermarkets, selling at around $4.00 to $5.00 per loaf.  Beautiful square olive bread, and cranberry and nut bread, and sweet bread, great for bread puddings, you could cry at the waste.  He said take it, so Bob came home with fifteen loaves and I gave it all to friends.  The trouble is nobody seems to eat bread these days.  I do understand, but what is more delicious than a lovely slice of good bread, with butter?

Oh! And just a picture of Bo's chocolate chip cookies, and if I say it myself he makes the best.  Along with our very old and dented Starbucks coffee mug; which is the best of all our mugs because it keeps the coffee hot longer than any of the others, and I come across quite a few in the promotional marketing world.



  1. Hello! I'm fascinated by the link between your world and mine - we've just been eating soup and croutons, the latter made with day-old bread from Ben's work kitchen. He brings home the left-overs, as otherwise they'd be thrown out! So today it was fresh veg soup and homemade garlic croutons, all saved from the bin. Of course, the French do eat a lot of bread , but the sheer quantity that's served means that there's usually an excess.

  2. How can anybody survive without eating bread? In the war you could have been sent to prison for even throwing a stale crust of bread to the birds!


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