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View Poll Results: Do you regularly eat bread as part of your main meal?
Gotta have bread every meal! 0 0%
Depends on the meal 31 68.89%
Take it or leave it 3 6.67%
Never. It's a waste of space. 11 24.44%
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:40 PM   #11
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I like bread with some meals. Classic beef stews w/ bread and butter for dipping and sopping, eggs w/ toast, crusty bread with mussels to dip into the juice, toasted strips dipping into butter w/ escargot, Turkey dinner w/ soft roll, hot turkey sandwich between two slices of white bread covered in gravy. Not really with pasta, although I do make it for everybody else.......
So, outside of toast with eggs, if you add up all the times I eat these meals in a year, I would say I eat bread with my meals about a dozen times a year...

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:36 PM   #12
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We are both bakery folks, we love bread, unfortunately. We have had to curtail our bread habit. We used to eat it at every meal and in between. Now bread is as pancakes, sandwiches, pizza. I have been known to buy sourdough rolls to make mini sandwiches.

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:43 PM   #13
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Bread is the MOP of the meal. Not before.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:58 PM   #14
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I think you should have had an option, "Seldom" or "Almost never". If it's good bread at a resto, while waiting for the meal to arrive, we usually eat some. At home, unless it's garlic bread, almost never and even that, not often. French onion soup wants its croutons and Indian food is easier to eat with some chapati or roti.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:02 AM   #15
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Bread has never been important to us except for sandwiches. We really like lunch sandwiches. We often enjoy garlic toast with grilled meals but I don't remember the last time I served dinner rolls. On our cruise, the bread baskets on the table always included those long crisp bread sticks, and I enjoyed them a lot with my salad.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:05 AM   #16
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My Dad delivered bread for almost 25 years. Bread was always a given at our table! When Himself and I got married, bread became an accompaniment to what we were having if it enhanced the meal, not just to fill us up. Pasta dishes never get bread, but dinner salads always do. Juicy, one-bowl meals (chili, soup, stew) get crusty bread, while meals with rice or potato are bread-free. Since I grew up with bread all my single life, it is something we always have in the house whether in the bread box or in the freezer...or both. And like pac, I'll happily have a snack of bread any ol' time. Actually, a slice of toasted Challah with cinnamon sugar on top sounds good right about now... I think I'll resist until breakfast.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:27 AM   #17
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I grew up with bread and potatoes on the table for almost every meal.

Now I seldom have bread because of diabetes.

I chose none in the poll, but the reality is seldom or rarely and yes I miss it!
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:27 AM   #18
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I grew up with a stack of bread on the table. It was always sliced Italian crusty artisan bread. I would have just one piece if it was with pasta, stews, or soups. Now I can go months and not even buy one loaf of bread. Yet I followed my mother's lead and put bread on the table for my kids every night. I made egg salad tonight. But I don't have one slice of bread in the house.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:50 AM   #19
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Some meals just wouldn't be right without bread. Cuban meals without Pan Cubano, just not right! Garlic rolls with meatballs and pasta, gotta have it. What is pizza without the "bread" the toppings are on?
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:13 AM   #20
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Breakfast is usually. If there are eggs there is bread. Do bagels count?

I remember having bread at the table when I was young, but we don't seem to do that unless it makes sense now.

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