Five Great Uses for Jimmy John’s Day-Old Bread

April 12, 2011 in Cheap Eats,Cooking for One,Thrifty Tips

One of my favorite low cost food items is Jimmy John’s day-old bread.  It’s only 53 cents and it’s great to eat alone or use in recipes.  I visit Jimmy John’s (conveniently located on my way home from work) for the cheap bread more often than I buy sandwiches.  Here are some of the things I make with it:

French Onion Soup (pictured above)
Take canned french onion soup (add a bit of sherry if you’re feeling fancy) and top it with a slice of bread and swiss cheese.  Place under the broiler until the cheese has browned.

Cinnamon Toast
Mix together 1 tbsp of softened butter, 1 tbsp sugar and one tsp cinnamon.  Spread on slices of bread and place in a 375 degree oven until the bread has browned.

Croutons
Slice the bread into cubes.  Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and grated parmesan cheese.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

For Dipping
Use the bread to dip into a mixture of olive oil, garlic and oregano.

Bruschetta
Top toasted slices of bread with a mixture of diced tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, balsamic vinegar and garlic

What is your favorite way to use day old bread?

Sidenote: One of the guys at Jimmy John’s asked me out on a date and I declined the invitation.  Although each visit to Jimmy John’s has the potential for  social awkwardness, the day-old bread is still worth it.

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Lauren R April 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm

You should know better than to turn down the man who makes the bread!

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single&saving April 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

He’s one of the delivery people. It may have been a different situation if he made the bread.

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Shannyn July 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Oh my gosh, now I want onion soup…and maybe a spot of sherry too! I’m always looking for ways to make cooking more fun for one! I usually make too much food (cooking for the imaginary partner in my head?) and end up eating the same thing, like peanut tofu stir fry for 5 days.

I love recipes, so keep em coming!

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single&saving July 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I’m still trying to figure out the art of cooking for one too. I’m thinking about ordering some cookbooks on the topic and posting the successful recipes. A girl can only eat the same thing so many times in a row, right?

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