Couldn’t Let It Go To Waste #Vegetarian

One of the wonderful people at the farmers market makes super bread! My favorites are her bacon-cheddar and her (as it happens, vegan) olive bread.

So I got some of the olive bread at the end of the season, and put it in the refrigerator so I could eat it a little at a time and make it last. But the time comes when bread becomes stale despite one’s best efforts and earnest wishes.

Do we throw that stale bread out?

Trick question, right?

I also had some leftover sauteed mushrooms and a tag end of cream, so I made this casserole.

Break the bread into chunks. If necessary, cut the stalest pieces with a honkin’ big serrated bread knife. Mix in the mushrooms.

Break an egg into a measuring cup and add cream or milk to equal 1/2 cup. Pour that over the bread. Let it sit overnight so the bread absorbs the liquid. Top it with cheese.

Bake it at 350F for 45 minutes to an hour. I cooked mine in my toaster oven, so I covered it with non-stick foil so the cheese wouldn’t burn.

A fitting end to a delicious bread.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a wonderful bread.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Couldn’t Let It Go To Waste #Vegetarian

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      Marian Allen

      November 24, 2020 at 1:13pm

      I have some home-baked white bread stale in the fridge, and I’m thinking seriously of using sweetened vanilla almond milk in place of the cream and throwing in some raisins and cinnamon for bread pudding.

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