That's actually a pretty common occurrence around here. I usually only buy bread once a week or two.
It's all Dad's fault.
When we were kids, he drove into town first thing every morning and got us some fresh bread for the day. Now, anything that is older than freshly baked this morning, is stale bread to me.
I'm not that dedicated.
So to me, our bread is always stale and as a result I just don't bother to buy it all that often. I enjoy baking it, but home baked bread never lasts the day. It's too good, so we eat it.
As for the store stuff, well, when we run out I just feed the kids something else. We've been happily surviving like this for years now.
The Big Dude complains every weekend.
The Chook was so in favour of today's substitute that she thinks the Big Dude would love it too.
"Can you make this again tonight Mum? because Dad didn't get to try any and he would think this is yummy too."
OK, probably not tonight, but certainly again.
All I did was health up a stock standard basic pancake/pikelet mixture.
Take some wholemeal, self-raising flour
Add some flax seeds
& some LSA (ground linseed, almond and sunflower seeds)
A sprinkling of Quinoa
A dash of chicken stock powder
& some milk.
Mix it all together.
Cook big dollops of the mix in a lightly oiled fry pan.
Spread on some ricotta cheese
Add some slices of tomato
An easy peasy bread substitute that the kids all thought was YUMMY!
"Can we have some more please?"