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Pig Bread
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Cindi    Posted 02-22-2003 at 19:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
We started feeding bread to our pigs. This is thrift store bread but, it is some very specialized bread. Heavy grains, sweet breads, raisin monk bread, soft rye, etc. Ten bucks a truck load. This stuff comes off the shelfs and is loaded in the truck, unloaded into the shed and then fed daily, usually takes about three to four days to use it all up.

Anyway, I fell victim to temptation. There was something in there called hawiian sweet bread. I grabbed a loaf and brought it in the house and tried it. Tastes like pound cake. Yummy. I would never pay the almost three dollars a loaf they are asking for it, but the pigs love it. I've tried the soft rye, and the nine grain. It's FULL of chopped nuts.

So, when we ran out of bread in the house today and since Fred brought home a new truck load of bread from the thrift store just hours earlier I went out and grabbed a loaf of white wheat off the truck and brought it in the house.

You would have thought I had committed murder. The kids, Fred, everybody..."you expect us to eat PIG bread?"

I have never seen so many spoiled people in my life. Some folks around here need to go hungry for a few days.

"It's not PIG bread" I say, "It's THRIFT STORE bread"

Nu uh. Pig bread because we feed it to the pigs. I collected the leftovers after dinner to take out to the pigs. I made sure everybody knew as I was going out the door with the pan that they had just eaten pig food for supper, as the food that was not eaten was going to the pigs. Spoiled people.


gcs    Posted 02-23-2003 at 12:36:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you buy bread at the supermarket and you don't eat it all the first day,what does that make it the second day?
I wouldn't buy the kids regular bread anymore,let em eat the day old stuff or go without.


Cindi    Posted 02-23-2003 at 13:44:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Especially if you consider how much of it is used to make grilled cheese sandwhiches, toast, french toast, etc. How does it matter?


Lazy Al    Posted 02-23-2003 at 12:15:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the 40's .Pa used to bring home puffed wheat with a glazing on them in burlap bag that was ment to be fed to the pigs but We ate it like popcorn while listening to the radio and was happy get it . wonder what kids would do
today .
Al


Jim(MO)    Posted 02-23-2003 at 10:22:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we were young and things were tight we bought a lot of day old bread & pastries from the local Wonder Bread outlet. My daughter, about 4 or 5 at time called it the used bread store.


buck    Posted 02-23-2003 at 09:54:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

Your post got me to thinking back years ago as a boy I used to go around the neighborhood dong add jobs for anyone. Usually choppin wood mending fence feeding stock. This would usually get me 5 to 10 cents an hour but I was happy. Well this one lady had a mighty fine looking daughter and a few hours in her presence was worth a lot but for choppin up a weeks supply of wood and kindeling I usually got to pick a hand full from the day old sack. thanks for the memory and yes we still make regular trips to the thrift store.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-23-2003 at 07:22:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Heck...We still eat 'day old'...

My Aunt...You know...The 'eccentric' one that feeds every animal within a 2 mile radius of her house...Well...Her and my Uncle go to the 'day-old' store and get a Suburban full of bread, pies, cakes, doughnuts, etc., at least once a week...$10 for the load...All winter, between the bread and the 200 lbs of grain/week, she is feeding a flock of turkeys, 7 deer, about 100 pigeons, and a flock of Mallards about 75 birds...

Oh yeah...and they supply 3 families with all the bread etc., that we can eat for free...

Been eating day old bread all my life...Cheap is good...Free is best...


Cindi    Posted 02-23-2003 at 07:38:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think like you do. Some might say I'm 'slighting' my family but I don't think anyone ever sustained lifelong trauma from eating day old bread so I intend to use more of it as well.


Dave Smith    Posted 02-23-2003 at 06:37:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Back in the 30s and 40s when things were tough my Mom used to make bread pudding from stale bread. She would make a big pot of it and we would have it for breakfast with a little milk and sugar. She would also make a rasin sauce for on it and it would be desert. That was good poor folks food.
Dave <*)))><


Cindi    Posted 02-23-2003 at 07:40:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know what, I love that stuff and have never attempted to make it. Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to look up the recipe.


Stretch    Posted 02-23-2003 at 04:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Used to do the same thing here. It's hilarious to see how much competition there is for glazed donuts among the pigs. And yes we used to pick through it looking for the good stuff before the pigs got it too...;o)


ricky    Posted 02-22-2003 at 19:59:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
hahahaha.you need to go back and get enough bread for breakfast and make french toast or something.don't tell anyone and see how much they eat.Way to go Cindi


Bob/Ont    Posted 02-22-2003 at 20:12:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's a great idea Ricky, those pigs would love that french toast. Ours used to like Chilly too, would sit by the stove and grunt for a spoon full every now and then.
Later Bob


Cindi    Posted 02-22-2003 at 20:05:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
HEY you made it! You'll like it here, tons of good folks. That's sounds like a great idea. They would never know the difference. Some thrift stores slice open the bread bags so that it can't be resold but this store doesn't do that. I would never resell it, but it keeps it from getting all dried out before we get to use it up.


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