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Is there a special way of discarding leftover bread/challah?

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Maybe you can indicate why you would think there should be a special method. –  Double AA Mar 27 '12 at 3:51
    
Not an answer to your question (so this is a comment), but when I have leftover bits of challah I let them dry and turn them into breadcrumbs for use in later cooking. (Maybe not this month, though. :-) ) –  Monica Cellio Mar 27 '12 at 13:18
    
possible duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3235/759 –  Double AA Mar 28 '12 at 22:16

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Feed it to the birds, or wrap it in a bag prior to throwing into the garbage.

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1) Eat it as is.

2) Eat it in some concoction. French toast is one possibility.

3) Why do you have leftovers in the first place? I think people should not buy excessive quantities that tend to can lead to such a situation ab initio (lechatechila). Doing so could possibly be a gram of bal tashchis (problem of being cause of wasting food indirectly).

4) Do not dump them on someone else's property or on public property to allegedly feed birds. Other people do not necessarily want pigeon encampments and what they leave behind. If you choose to do that, do it only on your own property.

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I think he was asking if there is a special way to treat leftover bread, not for a lecture on Bal Tashchis or suggestions on ways to make the leftovers tasty. If he wanted to eat it as French Toast I'm sure he would. As Gershon notes below (mi.yodeya.com/questions/6785/leftover-challah/6786#6786), it is appropriate to wrap it before putting it into the garbage. –  Seth J May 3 '11 at 14:37
    
@Seth J - I think it is safe to say "..._she_ was asking..." mi.yodeya.com/questions/6534/… –  WAF May 3 '11 at 19:33
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-1 It doesn't answer the intent of the question. Furthermore, Challah which was on a table on which meat was served should NOT be eaten with dairy, so in most cases, French Toast is not an option for leftover challah. –  user1095 Mar 27 '12 at 11:59

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