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    Annie De
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    The rise in bread prices has floored us recently. The cheapest we can

    find is $2 a loaf, and that's for the highly-proccessed, white stuff

    that I can't stand to put in my body. I know many swear by the bread

    outlet stores but our local store is filled with overly stale bread

    that falls apart the moment you try to do anything with it.



    So, being home all day, I decided to start baking our own bread. I'd

    rather invest the time in making bread where I know what all of the

    ingredients are. After much experimentation, I found a bread recipe

    that we like and is easy to make.



    I want to buy flour in bulk from Costco (20 lb bags) to cut down on

    costs. The question is, how can I store it so bugs can't get into it

    but not be intrusive? I don't have a lot of storage or closets in my

    house to hide a container and with 2 inqusitive kids, I have to keep it

    secure. Any ideas?




    Anne








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    melinda irvin
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    A five gallon bucket with a lid is perfect! One to hold flour, one to hold sugar! Just go to your local fast food place and ask for an empty pickle bucket ( 5 gallon size) It is free, perfect container and you help recycle!

    Annie De <annie_de@yahoo.com> wrote: The rise in bread prices has floored us recently. The cheapest we can
    find is $2 a loaf, and that's for the highly-proccessed, white stuff
    that I can't stand to put in my body. I know many swear by the bread
    outlet stores but our local store is filled with overly stale bread
    that
    falls apart the moment you try to do anything with it.

    So, being home all day, I decided to start baking our own bread. I'd
    rather invest the time in making bread where I know what all of the
    ingredients are. After much experimentation, I found a bread recipe
    that we like and is easy to make.

    I want to buy flour in bulk from Costco (20 lb bags) to cut down on
    costs. The question is, how can I store it so bugs can't get into it
    but not be intrusive? I don't have a lot of storage or closets in my
    house to hide a container and with 2 inqusitive kids, I have to keep it
    secure. Any ideas?

    Anne




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    TheBusinessDiva
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    Store it in ziplock bags and freeze it. I do it all the time. When your flour container is empty, just take out a ziplock, sit it out so that it gets to room temperature and then it&#39;s ready to use. Right now I have about 20 pounds in my deep freezer.

    Rhonda


    On Jan 11, 2008 2:05 PM, Annie De <annie_de@yahoo.com> wrote:








    The rise in bread prices has floored us recently. The cheapest we can
    find is $2 a loaf, and that&#39;s for the highly-proccessed, white stuff
    that I can&#39;t stand to put in my body. I know many swear by the bread
    outlet stores but our local store is filled with overly stale bread
    that falls apart the moment you try to do anything with it.

    So, being home all day, I decided to start baking our own bread. I&#39;d
    rather invest the time in making bread where I know what all of the
    ingredients are. After much experimentation, I found a bread recipe
    that we like and is easy to make.

    I want to buy flour in bulk from Costco (20 lb bags) to cut down on
    costs. The question is, how can I store it so bugs can&#39;t get into it
    but not be intrusive? I don&#39;t have a lot of storage or closets in my
    house to hide a container and with 2 inqusitive kids, I have to keep it
    secure. Any ideas?

    Anne

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    herberkids3
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    What about 5 gallon buckets with lids? I don't know if they are as

    air tight as tupperwear style containers, but certainly much larger

    and easier to store.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Annie De" <annie_de@...> wrote:

    >

    > The rise in bread prices has floored us recently. The cheapest we

    can

    > find is $2 a loaf, and that's for the highly-proccessed, white

    stuff

    > that I can't stand to put in my body. I know many swear by the

    bread

    > outlet stores but our local store is filled with overly stale

    bread

    > that falls apart the moment you try to do anything with it.

    >

    > So, being home all day, I decided to start baking our own bread.

    I'd

    > rather invest the time in making bread where I know what all of

    the

    > ingredients are. After much experimentation, I found a bread

    recipe

    > that we like and is easy to make.

    >

    > I want to buy flour in bulk from Costco (20 lb bags) to cut down

    on

    > costs. The question is, how can I store it so bugs can't get into

    it

    > but not be intrusive? I don't have a lot of storage or closets in

    my

    > house to hide a container and with 2 inqusitive kids, I have to

    keep it

    > secure. Any ideas?

    >

    > Anne

    >










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    russellhome
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    You can freeze flour in ziplock bags. Also, you might consider

    purchasing 5 gallon buckets. You can purchase a lid called a "gamma

    lid" that is air tight and has a screw on/off feature.



    Hae you considered just buying wheat and a mill and grinding your own

    wheat? The longer it sits already ground, the less nutrients it has.



    If you need help finding a gamma lid or bucket, I have a friend here

    locally from whom we buy our wheat and she does ship products,

    including the gamma lids, but I am not sure of the details. Her email

    is: edie@wildblue.net.



    Enjoy your bread! I am sure it is delicious!

    Malia Russell






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    Gypsum Moon
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    As soon as you get the flour home, re-bag it in freezer

    ziplocs. Freeze it for 24 hours, then take the bags out

    and store them as you like (or leave them in the freezer).


    Freezing for 24 hours will kill any critters that are

    living in the flour when you buy it.


    Cindy in KS



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    Christine Mayernik
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    I've also heard that all flour comes with bugs or larve and if you freeze it that will kill it off. My grandmother always said to freeze the flour before you open it to kill the bugs.

    TheBusinessDiva <TheBusinessDiva@gmail.com> wrote: Store it in ziplock bags and freeze it. I do it all the time. When your flour container is empty, just take out a ziplock, sit it out so that it gets to room temperature and then it's ready to use. Right now I have about 20 pounds in my deep freezer. Rhonda

    <DIV class="gmail_quote">On Jan 11, 2008 2:05 PM, Annie De <annie_de@yahoo.com> wrote:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="gmail_quote" style="BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid;"> <DIV style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff;"> The rise in bread prices has floored us recently. The cheapest we can
    find is $2 a loaf, and that's for the highly-proccessed, white stuff
    that I can't stand to put in my body. I know many swear by the bread
    outlet stores but our local store is filled with overly stale bread
    that falls apart the moment you try to do anything with it.

    So, being home all day, I decided to start baking our own bread. I'd
    rather invest the time in making bread where I know what all of the
    ingredients are. After much experimentation, I found a bread recipe
    that we like and is easy to make.

    I want to buy flour in bulk from Costco (20 lb
    bags) to cut down on
    costs. The question is, how can I store it so bugs can't get into it
    but not be intrusive? I don't have a lot of storage or closets in my
    house to hide a container and with 2 inqusitive kids, I have to keep it
    secure. Any ideas?

    Anne

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  8. #8
    Christina Wyatt
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    I store mine in the deep freeze. Christina

    herberkids3 <herberkids3@yahoo.com> wrote: What about 5 gallon buckets with lids? I don't know if they are as
    air tight as tupperwear style containers, but certainly much larger
    and easier to store.

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Annie De" <annie_de@...> wrote:
    >
    > The rise in bread prices has floored us recently. The cheapest we
    can
    > find is $2 a loaf, and
    that's for the highly-proccessed, white
    stuff
    > that I can't stand to put in my body. I know many swear by the
    bread
    > outlet stores but our local store is filled with overly stale
    bread
    > that falls apart the moment you try to do anything with it.
    >
    > So, being home all day, I decided to start baking our own bread.
    I'd
    > rather invest the time in making bread where I know what all of
    the
    > ingredients are. After much experimentation, I found a bread
    recipe
    > that we like and is easy to make.
    >
    > I want to buy flour in bulk from Costco (20 lb bags) to cut down
    on
    > costs. The question is, how can I store it so bugs can't get into
    it
    > but not be intrusive? I don't have a lot of storage or closets in
    my
    > house to hide a container and with 2 inqusitive kids, I have to
    keep it
    > secure. Any ideas?
    >
    >
    Anne
    >




    <FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #0000bf;" face="comic sans ms" color="#ffff00"><FONT face="comic sans ms" color="#ffff00">Christina Wyatt


 

 
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