Getting the ingredients to make it yourself is expensive too if you don’t get it on sale or with coupons, and then, there is the time factor involved…
Let’s talk about the bread outlet stores!
In my area, we are lucky enough to have three different stores here: Gardiner, Butternut and Village Hearth. They offer bread and buns for a fraction of the store cost AND have fun things like punch cards or half price day!
Wednesday is half price day for the Village Hearth outlet in my town…a short drive to Madison will let us visit the other two.
Cinnamon Raisin bread tastes SOOOO much sweeter in the morning when it was only $.75 for a loaf! Chili dogs taste better on buns that were $.30 a package! French Toast is “frenchier” when it was from a $.50 loaf of wheat bread! Let’s talk fun things like Monte Cristo sandwiches, pocket sandwiches, meatball hoagies and so much more!
Check out your local bread outlets — see what is available to you. Just keep in mind that they sell a lot of OTHER stuff too: chips, dips, desserts, etc and those items are RARELY a bargain but are being made convenient.
Happy Carbo Loading, LOL!