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Old 09-22-2008, 06:02 PM
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Here's a photo of the good old fashioned lunch bags I found. RiteAid for $.05 each. I had to explain to Carrie what a lunch bag was, so I guess this one didn't cross the Atlantic; at least not to Gloucester.

It just fit a big 2lb whole wheat loaf. Excellent.

For kicks, here is a photo of today's boules, proofing away.

We'll see how this goes.
James
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:04 PM
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I let my loaves cool thoroughly, then I slice them and put the slices in a ziplock bag in the freezer. I take out the pieces I need and either toast them or grill them....yum.

Sometimes I freeze a loaf whole in aluminum foil and then in plastic wrap. To freshen I heat it with the foil on in the oven for about 35 minutes.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:00 PM
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A quick update.

I am very happy with my paper lunch bags. The bread is staying fresh across many days and we are working our way through it. I'm going to just keep baking.

A side benefit is that I made roast peppers last night, and the bags are perfect for steaming off the charred skins.

Thanks for the input on this one.
Happily,
James
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:50 AM
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Here's a photo of the good old fashioned lunch bags...

I had to explain to Carrie what a lunch bag was...
This is an on-going problem I have because of a "generation gap" between me and my wife. Lunch bags and waxed paper seems to have not made it through the 1980s. No matter how much I repeat myself, she doesn't agree/comply.

Me :
Lunch (and "home-baked" bread) tastes better packaged in a brown lunch bag.
Bread stores better in a brown bag.
Sandwiches taste better if wrapped in waxed paper.

Her :
Lunch tastes better if the lunchbox has a "cool" character on it.
Bread comes from the store in a plastic bag... and that is how it is intended to be stored.
Sandwiches belong in zip-lock bags so they don't fall out.

p.s. I steam roasted peppers in plastic!
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