What's green and fuzzy and in my cupboard drawer?

@jillhill (37354)
United States
August 23, 2008 8:48am CST
I just went to have breakfast and pulled my bread out of the cupboard drawer and when I opened the package it had a strong odor. I was not surprised to find that it had turned fuzzy and green with mold. I live by myself and don't use alot of bread except for toast or an occasional sandwich. I should keep it in the freezer and just take out what I need when I want it...but I don'! Do you occasionally find your bread green and fuzzy? Or do you eat it so fastt it doesn't have time to get stale?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
23 Aug 08
My husband takes sandwiches for his lunch to work each day and sometimes I will eat a little bread through the week and same thing with my son so very seldom does the bread get green and fuzzy here. Now sometimes we have bought a brand new loaf of bread and it is already getting a little moldy which is bad.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Good for you.....I hate waste!
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
23 Aug 08
I hardly ever get the green and fuzzies on my bread. I have 4 kids and pack lunches every day with the bread, making sandwiches and all. I probably go through about 2 1/2 loaves of bread every week. As far as buying bread that is getting a little moldy already - I would take that back to the store for a replacement or refund. I always take stuff back if it is spoiled or doesn't taste right. You paid for a product and you should get quality, not crap. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I always check things before I buy them such as breads etc for mold or out of date. EWWWWW! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Aug 08
i only buy bread that is enough for a day or two or even less,,since i usually buy the healthy bread such as vegetable bread and the whole wheat bread and the likes.. that its costly that the usual white bread ...and tend to buy just enough for specific day...have you tried this..i mean the vegetable bread? so tasty and delicious..
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I haven't even heard of vegetable bread before! I'll have to look for it!
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Aug 08
please do its so delicious
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Hi jillhill No I don't have that problem. Only when they guy's descide to not eat bread. Which only happened once. I hardly ever get the bread. lol. have to be fast here. I think they should sell half loaves like the do eggs. that would be great.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Aug 08
That would be great! And about right for me!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
23 Aug 08
They mite have at Lunds. to expenesive for me. lol
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Aug 08
Hi Jill, I did start buying cheaper bread when everything went up in price but false economy as it does go off really quickly so I buy the best now and find I do tend to use it up especially as we have to feed the ducks often too so any going a bit stale goes to the pond. I do always have a back up loaf in the freezer anyway but it sounds like maybe you should start freezing again if you are not getting through it. Ellie @:D
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Aug 08
The ducks do enjoy it and I bet your little ones loves feeding them! I should put it in the freezer..in fact I think of it all the time I don't know why I don't do it! LOL
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Jill, As you said, keep it in the freezer and take out what you need. My mom always did this, even though there was nine of us kids. There was always a couple different types of bread on the table. Also, she would go to the day old store. So the freezer keeps it fresh. You can also keep it in the frige but it won't stay as fresh. It's a good way not to waste. leenie
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Aug 08
I know I should do it! LOL....I've tried in the fridge too...still gets bad.
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Lol!!! I also live alone. I made my own bread and i keep unused protions in the freezer. One day i was shopping at Big Lots and found tiny loaf pans like the little cornbreads at Boston Market. Lots of time i make my bread in those. Its like little hoggie breads. If i make a full size loaf i slice it before putting it in the freezer. Anyways yes i would strongly urge you to keep your bread in the freezer.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I have those little loaf pans...I use them at Christmas for making sweet breads for gifts.....what a wonderful idea! Especially with winter coming I'd love to have home made bread (probably from the frozen dough)Thanks so much. This is one of the best ideas I have gotten from mylot!
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Thanks so much. I love your idea about the sweet breads too. I also have the littel tiny pie pans like to make tarts. I have made buns in them too.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I got the opportunity to make the mini loaves and just love them.....no more waste!
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@mands61123 (2099)
24 Aug 08
i got some barms the other day that went off in 3 days which i was annoyed at i shopped online and obviously whoever sent them didn't check the date how they expect someone to eat 24 barm cakes in 3 days???? It isn't often that my bread goes mouldy cos ste has bread with everything i wouldn't buy it otherwise. A friend at work used to say he saved his mouldy bread for toast apparently it tasted better *shudders* urgh!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Yuck!!!!!
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26 Aug 08
i know thats what i said and he looked at me like i was crazy (the mind boggles) said something about the penicillin being good for you :?
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• United States
22 Sep 08
I got a bun from McDonald's one time that was moldy........I had taken a bite from the other side of the sandwich when my daughter noticed that there was mold on the other side!! I got all kinds of apologies and the offer for another sandwich when I returned it a little later, but I opted for a refund, which I got with no problem.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
24 Aug 08
When I first read the title of this discussion thought maybe you were keeping Kermet the Frog in your house. We do keep the bread in the fridge since it's not eaten very fast. Just two of us here and my husband rarely eats bread. I have a loaf of wheat bread in the fridge right now that's been there a few weeks. It's still fresh and tastes good. Years ago we kept it out at room temperature since the kids were always eating something so it went fast.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I will have to keep it in the fridge or freezer...I don't eat alot of it but once in a great while have toast! LOL
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• United States
22 Sep 08
Carolbee, I loved your beginning answer!
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Thanks so much, Idowrite, for the nice compliment.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Don't you just hate that smell? I often find it in the crispers in the frig. you know way in the back, out of sight, out of mind. I try to keep up but often there are just to many things to do and that space doesn't get cleaned as often as others. I do keep bread in the frig so it lasts longer, two people can only eat so much, I may even freeze it if it's the natural type with no preservatives in it.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I think keeping it in the freezer is a good idea!
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@Crysi23 (515)
• United States
24 Aug 08
No, I don't have that problem because I keep the bread in the refrigerator and that seems to keep it well perserved for a while. I only use bread for the occasional fried bologna sandwich or for french toast in the morning.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I don't eat alot of it either...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
24 Aug 08
i really don't like bread kept in the fridge. what i do when i buy a loaf of bread since i don't use much bread i divide it u in smaller bags 4 or 5 pieces , put it in the freezer& take it out as i need it. works for me.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
That's what I'll have to do...I don't eat enough here at home to justify my buying a whole loat but I'll have to seperate it from now on.
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
24 Aug 08
My husband and two boys barely lets a loaf of bread in the house before it is gone and they are asking for another loaf!LOL
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I can understand that! LOL
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@lucky_witch (2713)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
In our house, no. Because my kids loves to eat whatever they see in the refrigerator or even in the food basket. It will only turn green if I forgot to put it in the basket and then no one realize that we have a bread. But it seldom happen. I think just have to buy a small pack of loaf bread. Here in my place, a half loaf bread is available but I dont buy those because if I do, I have to buy 4 packs... and it would be wiser to just buy 2 whole loaf.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
That's what I need.....a half a loaf!
• United States
24 Aug 08
Sometimes my family goes through a loaf of bread in less than a week, and sometimes, half of it will start to get a little stale before it gets used. I make cinnamon toast or bread pudding or something before it goes green, though.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
That's a good idea!
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
23 Aug 08
We keep our bread in the fridge most of the time. It gets left out on the counter for a day or two, but after that it goes in the fridge to keep it from molding. We also have extra loaves in the freezer. When it is hot out I will take frozen bread and make my son sandwich for his school lunch with the frozen bread and it thaws by lunch time and keeps the rest of his lunch cool too.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
My daughter says that she used to do that but the self defrosting part of the refridge makes the bread dry out.....but it sounds like you use it right away anyway! THanks for sharing!
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Oh, that is just too funny! In FL, when the bread gets moldy, it just has small white dots on it. Well, I guess that could be due to the kind of bread I buy, which is whole wheat. Anyhoo, yes, my bread occasionally goes moldy. But ever since the prices got so high, I use a ziploc bag and just take out a few slices at a time and put them in the ziploc bag. I leave the whole loaf in the freezer. Something else I've done is put the loaf in the fridge, but my husband doesn't like "cold" bread. The other way just works better for us.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
ANd the self defroster makes the bread dry out....but I should prepackage it when I get home into ziplocks...freeze what I don't need. That's a very good idea.
@4aps777 (1528)
• United States
23 Aug 08
we eat bread so fast it dont have time to go bad,but we buy like 5 loaves at a time and freeze what we dont need
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Good for you!
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
22 Sep 08
That is one of the reasons that I don't even buy bread. I have always wondered why the stores haven't sold half loaves for people like us who don't eat as much bread as others do. I also live alone, but because I am a diabetic I just don't eat very much bread, either, but I would like some once in a while. I do not like it after it has been frozen unless I am making toast, so that doesn't work. I was throwing so much of it away.....being green and fuzzy or only gray and black and white around the edges..........that I stopped buying it.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I did as suggested by someone here and bought frozen bread dough....and made myself three little mini loaves.....froze two and used one right away....no more waste!
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• United States
23 Sep 08
That is a good idea, but I am not sure that would work for me, still. I guess I just have gotten used to NOT eating bread except when I go out to eat, which is often, that I just don't bother at home. I used to have flour tortilla shells at home if I wanted bread for something, but the ones I have now could probably break a window, they are so hard!
@phyrethyme (1267)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
Molds. I learned in my Biology of Algae and Fungi class that it takes three days to grow molds on bread.. If the bread is moist, growth is faster. :) We keep our bread here sealed.. Sometimes my parents store our bread in the ref. :)
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I should just freeze part of it...that way it would be fresh!
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
Yeah :)
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
29 Nov 08
I don't eat very much bread either and neither does my daughter so we put ours in the freezer, like you talk about, and just take it out as we need it. That way it doesn't get to go bad. I have thrown out more bread than we have eaten and since the price of bread has gotten so high here in Calgary, I am tired of wasting it. So now we put it in the freezer and only take out what we want to eat that day. Since I usually only eat bread toasted, this works good for me. I can just put the frozen bread in the toaster and not have to defrost it first. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good day, Chris
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
30 Nov 08
THanks for posting! I agree...the freezer is the answer!