Old Food

So remember that this blog is called "boiled pizza"? In case you didn't catch that strange title or how odd it is, that is indeed the name of this blog and you can find out the reasoning behind it here.

I've started to wonder if someday I'm going to make boiled pizza for my family. I mean, this past week, I got terribly close to doing worse. I almost gave Jess and Oliver moldy bread in the form of french toast. My reasoning went like this: I didn't want to waste the bread and I knew that french toast was made with crusty day or so old bread, and I thought maybe eggs and milk could work the same magic for week old, moist wheat bread, with a moldy smell.

Come to find out: Eggs and milk (with a little cinnamon) toasted to perfection and added syrup are no match to bread mold. No magic. No mold masking. Just gross french toast. Hmm.

But I ate it. I don't know why. Frugality, cheapness, guilt, hunger. A mixture of all of those things. Then I went to the internet to find out if eating bread mold is okay. Turns out it is not a good idea. It's not the same as eating bleu cheese. And I waited for the stomach pangs.

But they never came! Fortunately for me, eating moldy bread is like eating bleu cheese. Or making it into french toast works some kind of magic. But that does not mean I'll be trying to salvage another moldy loaf any time soon.


Natalie said...

Oh, Ashley. Why did you eat that moldy bread? It must be your history with boiled pizza that toughened you up. ;)

Jess said...

Ash is just trying to bring back the moldy food craze that went out of vogue a few centuries ago. Who knows, maybe she is a visionary.

jamesandlindsaylattin said...

Oh gross!

The Jeff Bylund Family said...

This is kind of funny, because the other day (it could very well have been the same day you were eating moldy bread) I was going to call you to see if you had a good homemade bread recipe. Hmmm.... ;)

Chap said...

Hysterical!! That takes thrift to a whole nother level! I had to waste food, too, but I don't think I could force myself to eat moldy bread. You are amazing!

jo said...

Every kid has to eat something moldy in their time... however, dear ash, you are calling the shots now... It's ok toss the bread next time. When in doubt... say it with me... throw it out. :) Love the post.