A few years ago, one of my nieces gave me some invaluable inside information that helps me all the time in the kitchen. She worked at Jimmy John’s and we were talking about her work one day when she told me you can buy loaves of their bread. She said told me you can buy loaves of the day old bread for around .50 a loaf. And you can buy fresh same day bread as well for around $1.00 per loaf. I’ll be honest, we don’t eat at Jimmy John’s very often at all. In fact, I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten a Jimmy John’s sandwich in my life. But I do love their bread. I can make homemade bread that is pretty good. Still working toward perfecting it to be like Avanti’s (a local Italian restaurant chain near our hometown). But some days, I don’t have the time or desire to be in the kitchen making homemade bread. I love to cook, but everyone has those days where you are too rushed to be making dinner, don’t want fast food, and it’s a toss-up between leftovers for the 4th day in a row or cereal for dinner. That’s where Jimmy John’s comes to the rescue. I go through the drive through and order a loaf or two of the day old bread and pull around to pick up that yummy bread. If you wait too late in the day to go, there’s a chance they will be out of the day old bread and you will have to splurge on the fresh same day bread. $1.00 for a loaf is still a bargain to me. There have been a few times when they throw in an extra loaf which just makes me smile and if I don’t use it up, my little squirrels and birds are sure happy to have any leftovers. So what do I do with this Jimmy John’s bread? On Sunday’s after church, sometimes we’ll swing by and pick up a couple of loaves and I’ll make my own “gourmet” sandwiches. I toast them up in the oven and make sure everyone has just the right veggies and toppings to keep them happy. It’s a quick lunch that fills our bellies so we are ready for a little Sunday afternoon nap! One of my good friends also knows about this secret Jimmy John’s bread connection. We were talking one day about how useful it is and she said she also makes french toast with it. So I’ve done that too. It’s a fancy little french toast that makes a wonderful breakfast. Homemade Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers and using Jimmy John’s bread saves the day there too. I use Jimmy John’s bread in my homemade meatballs and cheesy garlic bread as well.
Below are pictures of some of the many uses of Jimmy John’s Bread in my kitchen:
I’d love to hear about how you use Jimmy John’s bread. Comment away!