Snow Day! Did You Get Your Bread and Milk?

Here in West Tennessee, we don't often get a lot of snow.  So, when it is forecasted, people tend to get a little crazy.  The local weather guy may as well just tell everyone to go buy all the bread and milk they can find.  I have never really understood this.  If you get a lot of snow and ice, we have, in the past, lost electricity.  Do people put all the milk they bought up outside at that point?  Exactly is done with all the bread and milk?  I have come up with a few ideas:

  1. Mix it together in a glass and eat it with a spoon.  I used to see my grandfather do something very similar to this with cornbread.  It was also on Old Yeller
  2. Make Bread Pudding.  Cube the bread, mix it with some brown sugar, cinnamon, add a couple of beaten eggs, and some of your milk.  Bake at 350 until browned and not soupy. 
  3. Make Gravy on Toast.  Toast the bread, make milk gravy:  Melt a couple tablespoons of butter or shortening in a skillet, add a couple tablespoons of flour.  Cook and stir it around for a minute or so.  Add milk, maybe a couple of cups.  Stir constantly until thickened.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  (I like a lot.)  If you want, you can add browned sausage or hamburger.  We used to do this when I was little. 
  4. Freeze the Bread and the Milk for later.
  5. Eat lots of cereal and sandwiches.  This is what I did yesterday.  We had cereal again today. 
I hope that if you were one of the ones that cleared Wal-Mart of the bread and milk, I have helped you find a use for it. 

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