Friday, June 24, 2011

Frugal Friday Tips-Quick and Easy Bread Sticks

Today's Frugal Friday is shop your local bread discount outlet.  In the moderate-sized town near me, there are three bread discount outlets.  There I can get bread products for a little as $1.00 an item.  This is real savings over buying the same items at the grocery store.  I shop two of the stores on a regular basis.  Here is what I last purchased at the store A for $1.00 each.  As you can see, you can get other products beside bread.  This trip I was able to snag tortillas, pizza crusts, and potato chips. 

This is what I last purchased at Store B.  At this store, you must buy 5 items to get them for $1.00 each.  I also purchased a box of donuts which I took to work, so they are not in the picture.  I will divide up the Brown and Serve Bread Sticks and put them in the freezer.  I am not always able to get the bread sticks.  When that happens, I make bread sticks from oblong sandwich rolls.  Today I used the French Hoagie rolls, and this is how I do it.

1/2 to 1 roll for each person
1 T. butter per roll, melted
Seasoning to sprinkle over rolls I like Spice Islands Garlic and Herb Grinder); any spice, herb, or blend can be used.
Grated or shredded cheese as desired (optional)

If rolls are not completely cut in half finish cutting them in half.  Cut the halves in half.  There will be 4 sticks per roll.  Brush each stick with melted butter.  Sprinkle chosen herb or spice over bread sticks.  Bake in a 375 degree oven 5-10 minutes or until as brown and crisp as desired.  I do not go too brown with the Spice Island Blend so the garlic doesn't burn.  Allow 2-4 bread sticks per serving.

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