Sunday, June 3, 2012

Keep Bread Fresh

Sometimes we get cravings for foods/meals that require "irregular" bread products: english muffins, bagels, hoagies, buns, pitas, et cetera.  When we buy these breads (or any bread, for that matter), we immediately seperate them into singles or pairs and store them in zippered sandwich bags - then freeze 'em up.  No more wanting a sandwich only to discover the bread has gone bad!  The freezer keeps bread products for up to 3 months!  When you want to use one, just pull it out of the freezer, sit it on the counter, and give it 30-60 minutes to thaw.  If you just can't wait, your toaster or microwave may even have a "thaw" setting (both of ours do).

If you're a green household and are reluctant to try this method, keep the following in mind:
  • Sandwich bags can be reused many times over, and can be easily cleaned with a little bit of warm, soapy water
  • If cleaning bags is not your "bag", you can recycle these kinds of plastics in specific locations - just save them up and make a monthly trip to save on gas  :)

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