Aloha Friday Follow – Bread Storage

Happy Aloha Friday!

From Kailani at An Island Life:
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays let’s take it easy on posting, too. Ask a simple question…nothing that requires a lengthy response. It’s a great way to make new blogging friends!

Now that the hot weather is upon us, I got to wondering about how people store their bread.  I know, I can be an odd duck sometimes.  So my question for you this week is:

How or where do you store your bread?

My mom always stored our bread in the refrigerator.  It helps keep the bread fresher longer, and now I do the same thing.  My bread always has to be soft and cold to make the perfect sandwich.  If it’s room temperature, it just isn’t the same.  Besides, since we don’t have central air and the kitchen can become one of the hottest rooms of the house, I’d like my bread to last at least long enough between grocery trips.  One of the traits I inherited from my mom is that I like my hot things hot and my cold things cold.  Bread is one of the cold things.

Although, I could change my ways if I had a cool bread box to store the bread in:

Or maybe I should just build my own.  That might make a fun project!

Friday Follow


Welcome to this week’s edition of the new Friday Follow – be sure to leave a link when you follow so I can follow you back!  Have a great weekend!


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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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52 thoughts on “Aloha Friday Follow – Bread Storage

  1. The bread bin might be pretty, but in soggy, hot, humid Lomellina the contents would not be after just a day.

    It would be a heaving mess of green, blue and black mold trying to take over the kitchen.

    Bread goes in the fridge. Like almost everything else.

    Even open bags of pasta, rice, coffee, flour etc go in the fridge. We have these horrible moth things that lay lava in your dried goods in the summer and last year I had to throw away about 200 euros worth of my “hysterical food hording in case of disaster” cupboard because they had a party in there.

    They even managed to get in the stuff in glass jars with (allegedly) hermetic seals.

    Oh the romance of an old farmhouse in rural Northern Italy.

  2. in our cabinet? see if we had a special place, i think my wife knows it would never make it there…smiles. have a wonderful weekend stacy…

  3. Growing up definitely had a bread box, mom still keeps one. I was looking a t a box today and may just purchase it!

  4. I do both the frig and counter. It really depends on the bread. If it’s a white , bagels or English muffin type in the frig. The sourdough and whole wheat are in the bread basket. They tend to dry out in the frig.

  5. As carefully as possible in the pantry. Most of it usually survives! :o)

    P.S. LOVE your new look. Great job!

  6. I used to use a breadbox, but the bread got moldy REALLY fast. We keep it in the fridge now. My parents keep it in the cupboard though.

  7. We keep bread in the fridge. My Midgets hate eating it cold but it gets moldy way too fast if we leave it out.

    That is one awesome breadbox!

  8. We use so much bread it tends to just hang out on the counter. I should get a bread box just so it’s not an eye sore, and that box is beautiful! If it looks like we’re not going to get through the loaf quicly I will stick it in the fridge. Stopping by from Friday Follow!

  9. Hubby always makes our bread and rolls. We keep it in the frig but most of the time we toast our bread for sandwiches. I like mine very lightly toasted and hubby likes almost burnt. Works for us. If I had a really cool bread box like that one I wouldn’t use it for bead, I would probably use it for cloth napkins or more spices and nuts.

  10. lol, we just throw it in the pantry…
    it doesn’t last that long around here…
    but, my mom has this really cute little plastic box that is her bread holder, then it goes in the pantry…

  11. I have a bread bin, but rarely use it! I tend to freeze bread to make it last longer, or if I know It will be used quickly, just keep it in the normal cupboards

  12. I used to work in “bread” and we kept all the bread in the store out at “air” temperature. People would come in and buy 10-20loaves at a time. I don’t know where they kept it. A loaf of bread was designed to last 8days in normal room temp. If it was summer? some went a bit “off” faster then others. I definitely recognize the smell of off bread. We keep anything we couldn’t use in 8days in the freezer at home. I also know all the color codes still for our local bread. I can tell by the color tag which bread was baked on which day. Also there was no delivery of Bread on Monday’s because the Bakery didn’t bake on Sundays.
    Hubbie took a food science course in Uni and he told me something about bread not susposed to be in the fridge? but do you think I can remember why?

  13. I use my breadbox for storing our vitamins, daily meds and gum,lol.

    I keep my bread in the fridge. When it’s on sale I buy few loafs and put them in the freezer.

  14. That breadbox is gorgeous! Mine would look like a pine box… Lol. I keep mine out in a plastic bread storage/slicer. I make it fresh & we eat it in a day or two so out on the counter works for us. If I make extra, I freeze it.

  15. I keep our bread in bread box.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

    Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend.

  16. I put my bread in the frig for the same reason. Have a great weekend, and if you have some time stop at my blog and check out my CD give-away! THANKS! Long live ROCK & ROLL!

  17. I always wanted a bread box, but since I don’t have enough counter space the pantry will have to do. I found you from Friday Follow and I’m going to try to follow you. For some reason your friends aren’t showing up. I will be back to check shortly. Have a great weekend!


  18. I feel like I’m bombarding you with comments, but I’m not sure if my last comment went through. I just wanted to wish a Happy Friday. Also I always wanted a bread box, but with no counter space I just use the pantry.

  19. I have never kept mine in the fridge but it sounds like a great idea.
    I have to put my information in everytime I visit with you, I wonder why.
    Probably one of those microsoft updates that always messes with me!
    Have a great weekend.

  20. I’m with you – bread is a “cold thing”. I fear mold. BUT, given my husband’s penchant for making homemade bread, I’ve been dreaming of a really cool (airtight) bread box for months now. . . if you find one, let me know!

  21. I’m ashamed to admit that we keep the bread on the counter. Sometimes when I can’t stand the clutter I move it to the pantry.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Thanks for stopping by, and you can bring the lemons for the Margaritas’ for later when we build a fire, so just plan on staying over. No drinking & driving. Dave will play guitar so bring your singing voice too! WOO HOO PAR-TAY!

  23. I store my extra loaves in the freezer and the open one in the fridge. When my husband and I first got married he thought I was insane, but now he can’t stand bread that isn’t stored in the fridge.

  24. My grandmother had a bread box like that. I think my sister does too. I don’t keep mine in the refrigerator, but on top of it!

    Sometimes I do freeze a loaf if I get extra, though.

  25. Boy a pause button would be a great thing to create wouldn’t it?! Thanks for stopping by Mama’s Little Chick! Have a great weekend!

    Mama Hen

  26. I keep my bread on the shelf…boring I know 🙂 I’d love to have a bread box too! And I’m with you, Firefox is my browser and for quite a while now 😉

  27. I had no idea so many people kept bread in the fridge, lol. I keep ours in a basket on top of the fridge. There usually isn’t enough room in the fridge to put it there without getting squashed.

  28. I have a bread box and love it! Now I also have some carb loving kids so it never goes bad before we eat it.

  29. I always thought bread was supposed to be kept in the fridge! When someone got us a breadbox for our wedding, I put our potholders in it until I was told differently.

  30. I just keep it on the table in the kitchen and try to use it before it goes bad. If it’s out for too many days and I don’t want it to go stale, I’ll put it in the refridgerator.

  31. I buy the fresh baked bread (italian) at the super market or the bakery and freeze it. That way it stays cushy and fresh til we’re ready to eat it. We just let it thaw on the counter, Mmmmmmm. It doesn’t stay on the counter long with a family of 5…so in answer to your question. On the counter. ;o)

  32. I buy a bread made from Arnold’s currently because it is whole wheat and does not contain corn syrup. However, our family really loves Kamut Khorasan Wheat bc it is so so healthy and the taste and texture is wonderful. So I am hoping to make up some homemade breads and plan on freezing them in our deep chest freezer! I read that works for up to 3 months 🙂 Can’t wait!