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What to do with a bag full of old rolls

May 14, 2010

Ever have a party at your house or host a holiday dinner and someone brings a giant bag or two of dinner rolls?  And then about half of one bag gets eaten and that person doesn’t take the leftovers?  And then you take a few leftover rolls the next day and make meatball sliders or maybe finger sandwiches but then you still have one and three eighths of a bag left?  You have a few choices.  You could break them up into crumbs and use them to leave a trail, but you know hat that worked out for Hansel & Gretel.  You could toss them to the birds but then you’d risk a bird actually coming really close to you and maybe even getting in your hair and oh GOD!  NO!!  Not that!!!!! 

Ahem. 

I have better ideas.  You could start with a bread salad – panzanella.  And after you tossed your toasted roll cubes around in bacon grease and seared tomato chunks in bacon grease, who could blame you if in your bacon-distracted euphoria you forgot to pick up your camera? 

Another thing you could do is make breakfast.

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If you were real efficient, you could make breakfast for tomorrow tonight.  Chunk up some rolls, and toss them with some eggs and milk and honey (or maple syrup if you were out of honey).   Throw in some nuts and fruit, and maybe go with the apples like the recipe calls for rather than mandarin oranges (meh) and refrigerate overnight.  Wake up early the next morning, put in a 350 degree oven and then go back to bed if you feel like it and wait for it to smell good.

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Serve it warm with a little maple syrup, if you like that sort of thing. 

Another thing you could do is make dessert.  You could chop up some more rolls and chop up some chocolate and get out more of the milk and eggs and bake that at 350 for awhile.

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And then if you didn’t have any whipped cream but you did have some vanilla ice cream, that would be okay too.

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And there you have it.  Fear not the giant bag of leftover rolls.  It is your friend.  The end.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jenn Erdody permalink
    May 14, 2010 2:57 am

    I love your ideas and your writing style! Very entertaining to read your blog. Thanks!

    • Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) permalink*
      May 14, 2010 12:15 pm

      Thanks, Jenn and thanks for stopping by! :-)

  2. May 17, 2010 8:35 pm

    I’m impressed that you had time to do this blog entry before we went away for the weekend! Dang! I ran around like a cuckoo and I get out of work about 3 hours before you do!

    Must say you are creative with leftover bread. All I would’ve come up with is croutons!

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