With Winter Storm Jonas on its way, everyone's rushing to the grocery store for the essentials — milk and bread. Everyone loves to joke that there must be some kind of snow day tradition of eating bread with your milk, but there are some great recipes to make with bread and milk.
Honestly, most of the run on these staples is probably just to keep the kiddos happy. Even if the power's out, you can still whip up a mean peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your kiddo to serve with a cold glass of milk (you can always store that sucker in the snow to keep it from going bad.) But when you stock up on those items right before the blizzard, you quickly realize that you're going to want something to eat other than toast.
Because bread can turn into bread crumbs and milk's a great binding agent, there are plenty of yummy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes you can make where those ingredients aren't at the center of a meal. There's even a few snack ideas for when your kids are too busy playing in the snow and ice to sit down for a full meal. To keep everyone's tummies satisfied and full, here are 11 recipes to make using bread and milk. You'll need some other ingredients on hand, too, but at least you'll have meals to use up those four loaves of bread you were sure you'd need for the storm.
1. Caramelized Banana French Toast
Obviously, French toast is always a winner with bread and milk. This caramelized banana French toast from i am a food blog totally steps up the bread and milk game though.
2. Whisky Bread Pudding
With a caramel whisky glaze, this whisky bread pudding from Crepes of Wrath will keep you warm and cozy throughout the blizzard.
3. Cheeseburger Soup
It may be too cold to fire up the grill, but you can still have your favorite summer meal in a warm, hearty soup. foodiecrush's cheeseburger soup will keep everyone in your family satisfied and full. Plus, it's easy to make.
4. Sausage Egg Souffle
There's nothing like a great breakfast casserole when you're in the middle of a blizzard, so definitely put Jelly Toast's sausage egg souffle in your recipe arsenal. It can even be made the night before to really get your snow day started.
5. Meatball Stroganoff
With bread in the meatballs and milk making in the sauce, this meatball stroganoff from Budget Bytes is a perfect way to use those staples in your pantry.
6. Lighter Swedish Meatballs
Comfort of Cooking's take on Swedish meatballs is perfect. The recipe calls for fine bread crumbs, but you can leave a few slices of the bread you have in your pantry out before grinding them up in the food processor.
7. Strawberries And Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Anything stuffed with cream cheese and fruit sounds good to me, so I am obsessed with this strawberries and cream cheese stuffed French toast from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I mean, how luscious does that look?
8. Ham And Cheese Baked Egg Cups
Bite sized snacks are perfect for your kiddos during a blizzard, so make sure to try foodiecrush's ham and cheese baked egg cups. They're a great source of protein, too, and will keep everyone going through the storm.
9. Crockpot Tiramisu Bread Pudding
This crockpot tiramisu bread pudding from Cook Nourish Bliss is made with hardly any effort from you and has all the flavors of your favorite Italian dessert.
10. Shepherd's Pie Grilled Cheese
Talk about a stick to the ribs meal — this shepherd's pie grilled cheese from i am a food blog is serious business. You'll use the bread in a simple way, but the milk is put into those creamy mashed potatoes to give you the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich.
11. Slow Cooker Kale And Turkey Meatball Soup
If you're looking for something lighter and healthier during the blizzard, you'll love this slow cooker kale and turkey meatball soup from foodiecrush. It's the perfect light, skinny soup to keep you satisfied and use up those ingredients.
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