One of the best ways to keep down the grocery bill every month is to throw away as little food as possible. Vegetables that are not crisp and chicken bones can be used to make broth. Leftover veggies from dinner can be tossed into soup. And cornbread can make dressing or crumbs.
It is so easy and can be done while you are washing dishes. Make your favorite cornbread recipe and server it for dinner.
It doesn’t matter if it is already cut into pieces because you are going to dry it out anyway.
How much you break it up depends on if you want to make bread crumbs of stuffing. For stuffing you will want larger pieces while bread crumbs you, well, want it to be really crumbled up! Lay out on a cookie sheet and place in a 200 degree over for about 30 minutes. Test it before removing from the oven as it needs too be completely dry. It is okay if the cornbread isn’t totally crumbled up before you dry as it crumbles easily once dried out.
I prefer to store it in a jar rather than a ziplock bag.
Use it like you would a box of stuffing or bread crumbs. Tonight I am making Tuna Nuna Casserole. Not only is it keeping food out of the garbage, it is adding a lot more flavor than the traditional bread crumb.
Give it a try on casseroles, fish or even in your meatloaf. Anytime you would use breadcrumbs and tell me how you like it.