We Called it Loaf Bread

Somebody! Please Pass the Biscuits


As a youngster my parents rarely bought bread at the grocery store. They were from the old school and maybe it was a part of living most their lives in poverty, Store bought bread which we always called light bread or loaf bread was rarely seen in our cupboard. Mama made biscuits for breakfast and corn bread for lunch or supper. The bread also depended on what else might be prepared as the main course (normally always included "taters and some kind of meat" but I have eaten many a glass or bowl of corn bread and milk for supper.

Have you been to the grocery store lately? I have never seen so many breads. There must be six or eight different kinds of loaf bread on the shelves that always include the store brands. Whole wheat in various blends and percetnages all making boasts about the health benefits derived from eating this bread product and the choices are so varied. It seems making a decision on purchasing a loaf of bread has become somewhat of a dieticians nightmare.

For certain all the information we now have available tells us whole grains are best for us. The nutrition as well as the bulk make for a healthy diet. We didn't think too much about those issues as we grew up. Mama always made plenty of those great white flour biscuits which we now know are nto at all heathy for our bodies. Some things are hard to change and old habits are hard to break. I still like my biscuits and gravy and every now and again I like my dad's old Army recipe for creamed beef on toast. I know the whole grains are best but the old standby white loaf bread still remains my favorite shingle for the creamed beef and a bologna sandwich with a juicy ripe red "mater" must be made with white bread to suit my fancy.

Do you eat whole grains and are you more concius today of teh health benfits from eating whole grains?


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great hub,

I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading many more.

I vote up without a doubt.

Take care

Eiddwen.


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

Your stories bring back many memories. Thank you.


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lucybell21 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

Lol I really enjoy reading your hubs. I do go for whole grains, but does rye bread count? Cause that is my favorite.


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jo miller 4 years ago from Tennessee

We called it "loaf" bread too, but years ago I learned about the benefits of whole grain breads and have used them for years. Now, I like them much better than than "loaf" bread.

Enjoyed your writing. I'll be back for more.


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Cousin Fudd 4 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina Author

Thank you jo miller for stopping by to read and also to comment. The whole grains certainly are the healthiest and we eat more of the whole grain bread these days for that reason.

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