That’s right: white bread.
This past Saturday, while I was standing in line behind a couple speaking Spanish, a woman holding a baby, a family of four pushing two overloaded shopping carts, and an old man holding a can of soup, I saw, in the line next to me, a couple behind a shopping cart completely filled with loaves of white bread. And not just plain white bread, but the day-old kind, marked with those bright orange ninety-nine-cent stickers. They must have had over thirty loaves of bread in that shopping cart.
Now, what could a person do with an entire cart full of day-old white bread?
- Make stuffing for the entire Salvation Army. Twice.
- Build a cheap gingerbread house . . . or an entire ginger-neighborhood.
- Insulate a dog house.
- Feed a lot of pigeons.
- Create a collection of stylish coasters.
- Leave a nice long breadcrumb trail from NYC to Boston, or DC, or maybe even all the way to Chicago!