101 uses for a bread bag

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Post: #15007 albert onglebod
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:46 pm

Oil one inside and put your dough in it to rise.
Put your breadcrumbs in and just drop the fish(or scotch egg) in already egged and shake it about to coat it.
Loosely cover top of a bowl of frozen grub when you defrost it in the microwave (defrosts a bit quicker).
Wrap home made playdough to keep the air out.
For holding your damp flannels when you go for picnics (for cleaning your hands with).

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Post: #22099 Kev
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:03 pm

Maybe a little bit of a silly idea. But in the past when ive been working in the garden and its muddy, Ive put empty bread bags over my shoes to keep them clean.

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Pancake storage

Post: #26709 MrsD'ville
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:51 pm

Mr D'ville often makes pancakes on a Sunday morning, and we have found bread bags are ideal for storing the leftover stacks in the freezer :) We're being bought a breadmaker as a wedding present so I'm hoping bread bags will be a thing of the past - yes, I am too lazy to make my own bread by hand! Well the term I prefer is 'busy'...

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Post: #26711 Chickpea
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:22 pm

Bread machines are great, I wouldn't be without mine but we still get through a lot of shop bread as well.

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Post: #26817 Shirley
Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:43 am

Hello Mrs D'ville

Welcome to the site - great use for the bread bags... :mrgreen:
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Post: #26822 MrsD'ville
Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:51 am

Thanks :) I reckon bread bags would be good as freezer bags generally, esp as they're often partly see-through. You could package up frozen soft fruit (after open-freezing it on a tray first), blanched veg, scones, rolls, even your own home-made bread - I have friends who slice it then freeze it. Well I'm going to be busy from September!

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Post: #26938 bazil
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:56 pm

disposing of all the collected slugs.....placed carefully back on the bread shelf in tescos!!!!!!....then legging it

dog poo bags?

what if you go walking with a packed lunch?...."these sarnies taste like sh*t and the dog poo looks like cheddar and pickle"[/quote]

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Post: #26975 Shirley
Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:21 am

Bazil

:lol: :mrgreen: :shock: Bleuch...

Mrs D'ville... Be interested to hear how the breadbags hold out as freezer bags... will they be thick enough to prevent freezer burn for more long term storage?? Hey, it would be great to get to know you better - if you pop over to the Hello section then you can meet the others too :mrgreen:
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Post: #61444 Annpan
Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:28 pm

OK what with this being quite an old resurected post n'all I had a quick scan and here is where we have got to so far

1 wrap up sandwiches
2 Keep apples cores and other packed lunch compostables in.
3 Store home made biscuits in
4 Sick bag
5 To blow up and bang
6 Make Crochet dollies with them
7 Storing wild food when out
8 Ribbons on a kite
9 Ribbons for hair
10 Freezer bag
11 Hair extension
12 Poop scoop
13 Inside shoes to waterproof them
14 Store tomatoes in
15 Wrap up cakes
16 Over shoes as galoshes
17 Bin bag for dolls house
18 Store balls of wool
19 put over plant pots to aid germination
20 a rain hat
21 leftover seed storage
22 Cut up into strips and tied to a piece of string over your veggy seedlings to scare
the birds
23 Could use them as rough and ready gloves when handling anything unpleasant-
raw liver for example
24 Turn into book covers, to make those cheapo paperbacks last longer
25 sponge bag when travelling
26 makeshift plastic pants for clothbum baby
27 a raincover for a statue's extremeties
28 Filled with compost - growbags for smaller plants
29 an alternative (and reusable) gift bag!
30 storing your CDs to prevent them getting damp
31 keep a box of matches and some kindling in one when you go camping
32 for collecting your foraging goodies?
33 As a Mt Druitt condom - a plastic bread bag (or part thereof) and a laccy band
34 collecting seashells and pebbles
35 To put over your keyboard as a guard against coffee
36 Wear the bread bag as a bow tie!
37 use it to store an extra lens in when you go out taking photos
38 how about mixing a marinade and putting it into a bread bag with your pork
chops/chicken bits etc
39 Use to cover your award winning apples on the tree to protect from blemishes
40 blow up and use as a mould for papier mache
41 filling them up with icing and then snipping off a corner and using it for piping
42 Storage of lab samples
43 A water balloon
44 Repair kit for poly tunnels
45 parachute for a toy
46 Emergency back up washing up gloves
47 Fill with water and prick with little holes and use as a camping shower
48 keep your tent pegs in one.
49 Storing Lego in. Im sick of treading on the flippin stuff with bare feet!
50 gigantic root trainer bag.
51 Birth control for an elephant.
52 couple little sticks in the bread bag you have a little cloches or propagator.
53 pin it up on your door indoors and use as a rubbish basket ball hoop
54 A windsock
55 Kite
56 when doing bare root work use the bags for going over the roots.
57 rolled up and made into a circle and makes a sumo ring for ants.
58 Use them on the wall for water proofing, instead of using tiles in Kitchen or bathroom
59 Collect slugs in for disposal
60 Take to the shop/market to buy your fruit and veg in
61 Fashion into masks, using baling twine, as a precaution against bird flu.
62 Put on children's feet under shoes, when shoes have holes in them.
63 Disposing of mass produced 'bread' in, without ever having to unwrap it.
64 Use them to crochet a tote bag
65 Put handful of maltesers in, tie, pulverise with blunt object, untie and sprinkle crumbs onto ice cream. Thanks Jamie!
66 Use as bag to collect other bread bags ready for recycling
67 Use bread bag full of bread bags, loosely filled and then tied off, as makeshift tripod for taking timed photographs (this is a professional trick using carrier bags)
68 Use for flouring meat (or mushrooms, ok?) Put a few tablespoons of seasoned flour into the bag, add the chopped meat, shake bag like buggery.
69 uses them for poop-a-scoop bags for when her dog craps in a bag it and bin it area
70 Oil one inside and put your dough in it to rise.
71 Put your breadcrumbs in and just drop the fish(or scotch egg) in already egged and shake it about to coat it.
72 Loosely cover top of a bowl of frozen grub when you defrost it in the microwave (defrosts a bit quicker).
73 Wrap home made playdough to keep the air out.
74 For holding your damp flannels when you go for picnics (for cleaning your hands with).
75 Storing excess fresh pancakes in
76 Use for storing frozen food (as a freezer bag)



Most of these had long ambeling stories attached (another reason we never reach 101) So they have bee edited and it is possible that I have missed one or two.. sorry
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Post: #61450 Andy Hamilton
Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:39 pm

Brilliant Annpan, cheers for putting them into that list, must have been a bit of a job.

77. Stick over a bowl, jug of cream etc, attach with an elastic band and use instead of clingfilm to keep stuff fresh in the fridge.
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Post: #61458 Thomzo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:59 pm

78. Use it to put plants in when transporting them. Roll the top down, pop the pot in and the carefully unroll the bag over the plant.

79. Use them to wrap smelly or messy waste before putting in the bin. Ideal for meat bones to keep the flies away.

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Post: #61459 Thomzo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:01 pm

80. Oh, another one. If it has no holes in the bottom then you can use as an emergency saucer for a pot plant. Roll down to the right height.

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Post: #61473 Jerseymum
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:58 pm

81 - Use as dirty nappy bags for transporting cloth nappies home
82 - Use to store re-usable wet wipes
83 - Store clean dry emergency outfits for explosive baby poo days
84 - transport home used bits from breast pump
85 - Take to local organic shop to wrap refills of eco-friendly washing liquid etc and prevent soap from going ALL OVER the inside of your boot :roll:

I'm sure I can think of some more...Oooh, bit of a baby theme going on there
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Post: #61476 Thomzo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:42 pm

86. Scrunch up and use to fill small holes in your house walls (particularly if you have an old house).

87. Keep one in the car for putting all the rubbish in.

88. Use for holding kitchen peelings and taking them to the compost heap.

89. Pop a paint pot into it. Any drips will be caught in the bag.

90. Scrunch up and put in the bottom of your plant pots to aid drainage.

91. Put a used paint brush inside and wrap tightly to stop the brush drying out while you have your lunch.

92. Scrunch up and use to create the decorative paint effect "bagging".

93. Use several to stuff into a carrier bag and make a kneeler for the garden.

94. Cut up and make into a rag (or should that be bag?) rug.

95. If you have a shed or garage that gets a bit damp put one under each foot of any cupboards or benches to stop them rotting.

Probably some duplicates in here but it's too late at night for me to think properly.

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Post: #61477 Thomzo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:46 pm

Oh you've got me on a roll here!

96. Scrunch up and use as an emergency sink plug when camping.

97. Put the cat in one, then when you have visitors you can let the cat out of the bag! :lol:

Well that's it for tonight. Nearly bedtime.

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