Save The Last Slice!
Tell me if you’ve been here before: It’s time for lunch and you’re hungry. Nothing is sounding better than a homemade sandwich. You grab everything you need to assemble your sammie. You cut your tomatoes, slice the cheese, and get the lettuce ready. You can’t wait to use the meat you just picked up from the deli. It’s time to build the sandwich, but when you go to grab some bread, GASP, there’s only one slice left. I haven’t decided if it’s more insulting to have no bread or just one slice in this situation.
But we’re not quitters. Just because we have half of the required amount of bread for a sandwich, it doesn’t mean we have to give up on making lunch. I recently talked about easy snacks we can make with toast, but we’re about to take it up a notch and turn that last, lonely slice into not just a snack, but a meal!
Fun Fact, those small bits of bread at the ends of loaves are most commonly referred to as heels, ends, and butts of bread. What do you call them? Let us know down below!
Open Faced Sandwich
Is this a way for restaurants to sound hip and cool by making sandwiches with one slice of bread? I’m not necessarily saying that, but if they can do it then so can we! Going this route may mean eating with a fork and knife, which just makes me feel fancy. You can save that sammie you were going to make by just putting everything on one slice of bread or toast, or you can try something different with it!
Egg in a Nest
Egg in a nest, egg in a hole, toad in a hole. Like the great singer, Prince, this meal goes by many names. Whatever you call it, frying bread on a pan and dropping an egg in the middle of it is a classic and yummy meal. Plus the bit of bread you cut out is the perfect scooper for the runny yolk. If you only think of this as a breakfast meal that’s fine, but there’s nothing wrong with eating breakfast for dinner!
What? A slice of bread? Pizza? Am I crazy? Well a little, but not because of this suggestion. One of the many wonderful things about pizza is how versatile and different it can be. Just look at how different parts of the world make pizza. If you’re sandwich situation was extremely dire and you had a single slice of bread AND a single slice of ham, this is a perfect way to turn the tides in your favour. If you’ve ever had a flatbread pizza before, that’s really all this is! Ideally you can use some tomato sauce, but a little oil and minced garlic would be a good base to use!
Beans on Toast
This is another meal you’re probably going to need a fork and knife to eat. I think of my time in the UK when I make this, and there’s few thing that I can make (Mom and Grandma have a plethora of other meals) that bring me comfort and joy with each bite, especially during a nice rainfall. The best part of this recipe is that you can adapt it to use up whatever you have in your fridge or pantry. You can make a batch of the beans and save it for later. Or serve it in a bowl and use the toast to scoop up the beans!
These are only a handful of ideas you can try out. The important thing is to not let that last slice go to waste! And of course, get creative with it! What’s your favourite thing to make with a slice of bread? Let us know in the comments below!