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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bread, Eggs, Milk...

There are certain grocery items that we need to buy weekly to compliment our pantry and freezer items and fresh fruits and vegetables.  They are the same items that your grandmother probably asked your grandfather to pick up on the way home from work: bread, eggs and milk.

I thought I would challenge myself to come up with as many dishes as I could with these three items.  To make them complete or even better, you will need to use fresh, frozen and canned additions, baking basics and spices.  For the most limited grocery shopping, dorm room cooking, or super tight budget.  No more, there's nothing to eat!  Pair with home grown fruit, herbs and veggies for a complete meal

        Breakfast:

French Toast

  • Make it Better with a pinch of salt and a shake of cinnamon before dipping bread 
  • Complete it with fresh fruit or homemade applesauce topping

Scrambled eggs

  • Make it Better with a pinch of salt before whipping
  • Complete it with fresh herbs or a handful of shredded cheese

Soft Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

  • Make it Better with salt and pepper on the egg and butter on the toast
  • Complete it with a cup of tea and a fresh fruit side

Egg in a hole or sunshine toast


       Lunch or Dinner:

Crustless Mini Quiche
  • Make it Better with salt and pepper and a dallop of sour cream
  • Complete it with fresh veggies or leftover meat and a handful of shredded cheese and a green salad on the side

Egg Salad Sandwich

Poached egg on toast

Omelettes


        Snacks Drinks & Desserts:

Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Make it Better by serving it sliced and topped with salt and pepper
  • Complete it by turning them into deviled eggs with mustard, paprika and mayo

Custard/Pudding

Ice Cream

  • Make it Better with a spoonful of cocoa powder for a chocolately taste
  • Complete it with fresh fruit, chocolate chip or chopped nuts


Bread Pudding

Milk Shake

  • Make it Better with a spoonful of cocoa powder for a chocolately taste
  • Complete it by adding fresh or frozen pureed fruit

Steamed Moo

  • Make it Better with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or nutmeg on top
  • Complete it by adding a spoonful of cocoa powder and sweetener for a hot chocolate


        Sides and Extras:

Croutons

  • Make it Better with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or nutmeg on top
  • Complete it by throwing them on top of a fresh green salad or into a homemade soup

Stuffing

  • Make it Better with any seasonings that you love
  • Complete it by adding chopped onion, celery, dried fruit or nuts

Bread crumbs