Quick and easy toast cups to make for an hors d’oeuvre, party or serving with drinks. Get some decent bread and have it sliced. Get out your mini muffin pans or muffin pans. Cut the crusts of the bread and put to one side. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Place bread into muffin pans forming to a bowl shape. If you have the pans that do not have non stick coatings, very lightly butter. Bake until a light golden colour about 10 minutes. Fill with your favourite fillings.
My favourite for a late morning brunch is to fill these with scrambled eggs and asparagus, served hot.
Don’t throw the bread out, use it to make croutons for a nice salad say blue cheese with bacon and romaine or you can use the crusts to make stuffing for your turkey. Just cut into small pieces and place in a paper bag – it does not matter if they harden as they will soften when used. On the day in a bowl add 1 large onion some garlic any fresh and dry herbs that you have on hand, an apple cut up and some dried cranberries. Stir and add 1 cup of hot water, you may have to add more so it is not crumbly leave to cool and add 1 beaten egg and stir. Stuffing should be like a dough. Stuff bird or use a pan to cook separately and now you have a a better tasting then store bought stuffing.