There was a solitary crust of bread leftover in the bread bin after the weekend, now I used to loved this thick end slice from the loaf smothered in butter for a tasty treat but times and tastes have changed. Usually I would have crumbled it into the chicken scraps bowl and given it to them with their morning ration of corn ... but not this time, and indeed not for the last few times.
I crumbled it all up finely with my fingers, no need for a food processor for a single slice of bread, and usually here I would just tip it into a tub and put it straight into the freezer, but for a change I decided to melt a knob of butter smoosh the crumbs around in it and put it in the bottom oven of the Aga for 30 minutes. Giving the breadcrumbs a shake every 10 minutes to make sure they were drying out evenly and not sticking.
So they turned from this pale insipid soft pile into the lovely buttery crumbs you see in the jar at the top of the post. Now they are tucked at the back of the fridge waiting to be put to good use with some more leftovers.
Today is a No Spend Day