Are you a bread freezer?
However, I have totally changed my mind. Thanks to my sister-in-law (ya know, the one I call the "magical chef") I not only think it is not weird, but I consider it another essential for cutting costs in the kitchen and not wasting food when you only cook for one or two.
This revelation all came about when my very pregnant sister in law was telling me she was craving grilled cheeses and how that was oh so convenient because she always had bread and cheese on hand. I was lamenting to her how (although not pregnant) I often crave fresh grilled cheese, but we just rarely have a fresh loaf of bread sitting around. I mean, some loafs can be up to $5 or $6 a loaf and if you don't eat a sandwich everyday, it usually is a huge waste. When I was explaining this to her, she told me how she keeps bread in the freezer! I thought hmmm... okay, I love absolutely everything she does in the kitchen so maybe there is something to this bread in the freezer. She says she does it with every kind of bread and will sometimes keep a loaf up to a month or two. This was enough convincing for me to experiment!
So I picked up my favorite bread, Orowheat's Health Nut, and threw it in the freezer since we were on our way out of town. I tested the frozen bread three ways that I would use a loaf of fresh bread to see if this was really such a good idea.
First, I turned it into bread crumbs for a chicken dish I was making. Absolutely no difference here! This was my first experiment taking it out of the fridge and it literally was almost room temperature in less than ten minutes. Passed the test!
So what about you? Do you freeze bread? Do you think it is weird? Are you willing to try it?