Monday, May 14, 2012
Don't spend a lot of dough on bread
Costco Bread-buy it and freeze what you won't use right away
When did bread get to be so expensive? I've tried all the different brands--but unless it is on sale...$5 for a loaf? Really?!? If your favorite brand isn't on sale at your store, if you're like me, you're at Costco on a weekly basis. The Watanabe bakery bread is available in a huge loaf for $4.55 (wheat) and $4.29 (white). The loaf is double the amount you will get at Times, Longs, Don Quijote for about the same price.
My family will generally consume nearly the whole loaf by the expiration date, but if they don't, it can be frozen. Yeah, I know...I'm not big on freezing food either...but I've done it, and honestly, after it thaws, (microwave on defrost setting for 20 seconds) it's soft again. I've also used it for bread crumbs, to put in hamburgers, meatloaf, and to mix with panko for breading.
Note: I've often seen 3-4 different dates on various packages, so look carefully. Dates may vary up to 5 days!