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Bargain Bread: $5 for a Cartload and Leftover Bread Uses

July 25, 2008

Thanks to Julie’s comment and post, I learned about a discount bakery that sells bread items by the cartload. The discount bakery sells this bread for $5 for a cart!  I didn’t realize quite how much bread it was, but we estimated that at a low cost, it would be at least $100 worth of bread.  I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get any bagels or very many whole wheat items, but perhaps that depends on what day you go.  The bakery mentioned that the bread truck comes every day except Wednesday.

So, what did I do with it and what else can be done with leftover bread?

What I did:

  • Made lots …

….and lots of sandwiches and froze them!

  • Coupled with multiple packets of free deli meat I’d saved and free CVS Peanut Butter, the result was over 100 sandwiches!
  • No sliced/sliceable cheese?  No problem; I used 2 jars of cheese spread from a recent Sav-More Sidewalk Sale.
    • Made and froze mini pizzas!

    • Cubed and froze

    • Froze several loaves whole
    • Gave some away
    • Froze some torn off pieces to use in casseroles/quiches

    Here‘s a great tip to get all the air out of the bags with a straw!

    What else can be done with leftover bread? (I’m planning to use most of these!)

    • croutons
    • stuffing
    • bread pudding (yum–I love this!)
    • french toast
    • dry it out and make bread crumbs (used in many recipes)
    • use it in meatloaf
    • bread patties
    • feed it to ducks/geese (if feeding them bread is already encouraged)–fun for kids!

    Directions:

    Going from the downtown Greenville area, take Cedar Lane/253 towards Pickens until it intersects with 25 (White Horse Road), and take a right.  Continue past the Hamricks/Save-More shopping area and it is on the right.  (I didn’t see an address).

    Other places to buy bread inexpensively in Greenville:

    • Entenmann’s Bakery: You can almost always find bread quality for $1 or less.
    • That’s a Dollar near Walmart on Wade Hampton (Taylors):
      • They sell day-old Pepperidge Farm breads for $1; the bread is delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays

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  • Ash July 25, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Wow! What a neat deal! I love all of the creative ways you used the bread…yumm (can’t wait to read your cinnamon chips recipe!)

  • Julie July 25, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Awesome job! I love that you froze the pre-made sandwiches! I would have LOVED some of those sub rolls! The kids would have gone bonkers LOL!

    You’ve got some great ideas on how to use your supply. Thanks for the tip on the $1 Pepperidge Farm bread.

    BTW…did you know the bread store has $3 carts as well as $5 ones? I think they sell out faster but if you decide to go again you could ask if they have the $3 ones. 😉

  • Ben Willis July 25, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Correction to your directions to the bakery.
    From downtown Greenville take Cedar Lane/183 towards Pickens until it intersects with 25/White Horse Road. Turn Right on White Horse Road and continue past Hamricks, Sav-a-lot, and turn right into the bakery.
    Sorry, just didn’t want anyone getting lost, lol.

  • Keren July 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Ash: Would you like to come over for some sandwiches?? 🙂

    Ben: Whoops! Thank you, Ben! I’ve fixed it now. I guess I still have trouble knowing my right from left. 🙂

    P.S. Tell your mom that I finally got the deal at the meat market, too! 🙂 I hope to write about that sometime soon, too.

    Julie: Thanks, also Julie, for the $3 cart note, as well. And I should have traded some of my sub rolls for your bagels. 🙂