Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Stale Crackers

My idea for today's Kitchen Tip Tuesday post comes from my aunt. She shared this tip with me during her visit on Thursday.

I posted in my Friday's Fave Five, that I had a visit with my family and that I was able to serve them a nice lunch without having to go grocery shopping and without having to deal with a lot of fuss. I just used what I had in my freezer, my fridge and my pantry. I served 2 different soups, my aunt and gram brought hoagies and my parents brought dessert. In addition to the soups, I put out some tortilla chips to go with the Cowboy Stew and some multi-grain crackers for the Beef Barley Soup.

Okay, are you still with me? I went slightly off track there for a moment. Sorry. Here's where the tip comes in:

As we were clearing the table and putting away any leftovers, my aunt told me that if the crackers had gotten stale, to put them on a cookie tray and put them in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes to crisp them back up! This may not be a NEW tip to any of you, but honestly, it never occurred to me to do that. I either ate the crackers stale or threw them away.

I didn't end up testing this tip out yet, since the crackers weren't stale and I sent them home with my Gram with the leftover soup. But next time I have stale crackers I'll be trying this tip! I cringe anytime something is wasted these days...all part of my new frugal life!

As for last week's post to Kitchen Tip Tuesday, in which I had a question about freezing, I didn't need to test that out either, since I served the Cowboy Stew for lunch rather than freezing it since I was concerned about not having enough Beef Barley to serve to my guests for lunch! But thanks, anyway for answering!

4 comments:

shopannies said...

never knew that now no more trashed saltines I will crunch them up in the oven thanks

SnoWhite said...

we did this growing up all the time... someone in our family didn't seal up the bags...!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea... I have some stale crackers at home, and I am going to have to try this... I was saving them for the deer and birds...
I figured you have to be a local to me.. when I saw you were eating hoagies...

Sue in NJ

~Alison~ said...

Shopannies, isn't it great to learn a new tip that helps avoid waste?! Thanks for stopping by!

SnoWhite, I've been known to not roll the bags up properly. I'm usually the cause of the stale crackers. I've been trying lately to put open crackers right into a ziplock, I'm more likely to seal them up! Thanks for visiting!

Sue in NJ, I'm from Philly originally. Only about an hour away now. Still in PA. My aunt brought the hoagies from NJ. She's not far from LBI. How about you?
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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