I admit: I love the smell of fresh toast in the morning next to my egg omelette. It is my starter for the day and it keeps me running until lunch like magic. I usually go with organic, pre-sliced bread that I get from Costco with an entire pack lasting us (family of 3) for a week.
The “problem” with Costco is that everything they sell is BIG. Of course the price per pound, slice or oz, depending on what you buy is lower than when you buy at a local – however, from cat litter to cereals, all the items you see in Costco are gigantic.
When it comes to perishable products like bread, for example, preserving the food becomes critical, as it can go bad in a short amount of time, which means you’re throwing money out the window. Fortunately, we’ve got the best solution for preserving bread for weeks without having to worry about it making mold or you eating too much just to not throw it away. Here it is….
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Our hack for preserving bread: ziplocks and freezer
Here’s how you do this:
Step 1: once you determine how much bread you’re going to eat for the next, let’s say 2-3 days, put those slices into a ziploc and place it into your refrigerator. Any time you want to eat bread in these period of time, just reach out to your refrigerator and grab a slice.
Step 2: Slice the bread if it’s not already sliced. Split the excess amount of bread slices in groups of 4-6 slices and put them in separate ziploc bags. Store the bags in the freezer, ideally vertically, so that the slices will not get stuck to each other (that will make your life easier when you’re going to use any of those slices.
1 day before you want to eat that bread stored in the freezer, take 1 ziploc and move it in the refrigerator overnight. That will allow for a slow unfreeze so that next day, you can just open the refrigerator, grab a slice of bread, put it in the toaster and enjoy a fresh slice of bread.
This process completely removes the risk of mold or, generally speaking, bread getting bad. Also, it allows you to better plan meals, calories and budget spend on bread!