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We had a party this weekend and we have a gazillion hot dog buns (the nasty white bread kind) and good whole wheat bread left over. Any suggestions of things to do with them besides feed the birds or fill my freezer? We're broke after the party and sure would love to benefit from the leftovers!<br><br>
One idea I had, because I need some right now, is to make some kind of cracker with the bread - anyone think that'll work????<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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Homemade stuffing!
 

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Bread pudding?<br>
Overnight french toast?<br>
You can freeze them, chopped up in small pieces, for breadcrumbs, stuffing, french toast, etc.
 

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Bread pudding<br>
croutons<br>
egg and cheese strata<br>
stuffing<br><br>
I'd have no idea how to make crackers with them but am interested to see how it works out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Wait, how about making bread salad out of it? Usually you use a better bread but I think it might work<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br><a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?s_type=%2Frecipes.php&q=italian+bread+salad&Search=Search&Searcht=" target="_blank">http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.ph...earch&Searcht=</a>
 

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we just use them for sandwiches when we have them leftover. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm a big fan of french toast.<br><br>
I blend eggs and milk (in a blender) with a little vanilla extract, and then pour over a jelly-roll pan that has as much sliced bread as i can fit on (I cut the bread some to make it fit tight). Let soak a little, then bake 350 for ~30 min.<br><br>
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I'd probably make croutons and breadcrumbs out of the buns and freeze the whole wheat for eating.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm a big fan of french toast.<br><br>
I blend eggs and milk (in a blender) with a little vanilla extract, and then pour over a jelly-roll pan that has as much sliced bread as i can fit on (I cut the bread some to make it fit tight). Let soak a little, then bake 350 for ~30 min.<br><br>
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I like this idea a lot!!! I make french toast every once in a while, but I'd never heard of this method. Coolio! Thanks.<br><br>
Thanks everybody. I'm still searching for a cracker recipe - I think I'm going to try to experiment. I'll let you know.
 

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Hmm. For crackers, I can basically think of two ideas.<br><br>
1) Use bread as is, wherever you'd normally use crackers.<br><br>
2) Find some cracker recipe that calls for bread crumbs.<br><br>
I do recomend freezing at least some of the extra bread, especially the "good whole wheat bread" that you're likely to WANT to thaw and use for sandwiches later.<br><br>
The hot dog buns should work in bread pudding- basically like rice pudding but with leftover bread instead of rice.<br><br>
What else is left from the party besides bread? Any hot dogs to go with the hot dog buns?
 

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For crackers, do melba toast: Cut thick slices, toast on both sides. THEN cut the slice into four triangles and slice each triangle in half so that there's a toast side and an untoasted side. Toast the untoasted side. It'll keep for several days/weeks in an airtight container.<br>
For the hot dog buns, I'd do a queen of puddings- crumb them and combine with custard, layer on top of jam and top the whole thing with meringue.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm a big fan of french toast.<br><br>
I blend eggs and milk (in a blender) with a little vanilla extract, and then pour over a jelly-roll pan that has as much sliced bread as i can fit on (I cut the bread some to make it fit tight). Let soak a little, then bake 350 for ~30 min.<br><br>
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I've never seen that method but looks really easy. I've got a ton of eggs that I need to use up. Maybe I'll make a big batch and pop them into the freezer.
 

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I bought one of those stupid (but tres chic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">) side-by-side fridges that has almost no freezer space, so that's why I'm trying to avoid the freezer route.<br><br>
This morning I made a strata kind of thingy with fresh berries, pureed bananas, eggs, bulgar wheat and cinnamon. It was pretty good - actually kind of savory. I tore up the hot dog buns and smashed them into a very deep casserole dish and mixed everything else in and baked at 350 for almost an hour. Now we have leftovers of THAT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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I'd have to find freezer space for the WW bread. Take stuff out of packaging if you have to, I'd hate to waste extra good bread by trying to 'use it up' on other stuff.<br><br>
Completely different feeling about the hot dog buns. Use em up in any way you can think of. I'm really diggin' the baked french toast idea and may try that sometime in the next couple of days.<br><br>
Typically when I have left over hot dog buns I'll make spaghetti or lasagna and use the buns as garlic or cheese bread. Butter them, squeeze some garlic on them, maybe add some cheese and sprinkle parsley. Bake till good and crunchy. I'll also sometimes use them to make ham/cheese sandwiches and ship em off with DH when he goes to work. He doesn't care if he eats white bread and has no issue eating a sandwich on a hot dog bun. My kids would look at me like I'd lost my mind.<br><br>
Hot dog buns, especially left over hamburger buns make GREAT mini pizzas. Just treat the bun like the crust, top it with some sketti sauce, cheese, whatever you like on your pizza, and bake. Younger kids especially love this if they get to help put the toppings on.
 
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