I’m Ready to play for the Rangers because….

I have the hockey puck.

I do this often. Buy a loaf or boule of French or Italian bread from a bakery, or in this case, from my fish market. Bring it home in deeeeelight. Tear off an end and love it’s true taste. Have toast with it the next morning.

Then I throw it away because it becomes as hard as a rock. I never remember any loaf of Italian bread my grandmother bought going full granite – maybe they ate it faster than I can or did they store it in a way I don’t?

I Googled the problem and I got so many different answers, I figure none is right. Most said wrap in plastic wrap to keep moisture in. I have a “bread box”, a drawer in the kitchen I use to store the bread because I didn’t want something on the counter, but it does milk thing to preserve the bread.

So what is the answer, other than (a) stop buying the damn bread or (b) eat it much faster so it doesn’t go stale?

10 thoughts on “I’m Ready to play for the Rangers because….

  1. Plastic or foil wrap works for me. Or double-bag a couple of supermarket produce bags. Any wrap tends to ruin the crunchy crust, but it won’t turn to a rock overnight. You can bring it back somewhat with a light warming/toasting.

    Wave Hill bread is excellent. Made in Norwalk. Whole Foods in Greenwich has it, but it sells out fast.


    1. Thanks. That’s an excellent tip. My fish market sells lots of good bread from the Bronx. I’ll try the wrapping next time. Good excuse to buy another loaf.

  2. After catching a glimpse of the enriched flour chemicals, maybe your grandmother didn’t have those?
    The Food and Wine guy just pre-heats his oven to 450º, dowses the baguette with water and sticks it in the oven for 5 minutes or so (not sure how ends work versus the entire thing).

    Since it’s Monday:

    1. The people I know who make their own bread are the happiest, and also a wee bit plumper than others. I’m already round and I don’t need to be a Weeble, but yes, I suspect all the chemicals do have a effect on how long the bread lasts. When we lived in Switzerland, we used to walk into the village every day, uphill both ways, and got our eggs and bread from the market. Bread is far more a staple in Europe. They dunk it. They eat it with soup and pasta. They eat it plain. They have it with butter. But they also worked the fields and walked miles a day so it didn’t ave the effects it does on us today.

      Love Mike Rowe and his mom. That was hysterical, especially having a closet of funeral clothes and the porky pig tie. At 80 tho, they seem awfully YOUNG to be losing all their friends. 80 is the 60 or as pregnant 50 year old Sen. Duckworth said, 50 is the new 40. It is so NOT and she’s really doing a huge disservice to women to tell that tale. Women over a certain age have far more problems in pregnancy. But the rule now is if you are a democrat and a woman, you can say anything and people are expected to believe you. End of rant. Sorry.

      1. Agree on all points. Methinks Duckworth would not have attempted, or had the resources for, such a late pregnancy… how’s that energy level, Tamster?

        1. I love that video. It’s old but always fun.

          What pisses me off the most about Duckworth’s pregnancy is the left media is hailing this as a first. A first that a woman has a baby??????? This is how far the left has fallen.

          Although, now watching Charles Payne, #RELEASETHEMEMO is real. Saw Schifty’s presser saying the release is a travesty. And the Dems wanted to release their own memo. But the Rs said nice try. Donald Trump Jr is betting Schiff will release the Dem memo tomorrow to take away from the SOTU.

  3. Similar to the above post, I heard that if you put the hardening bread in a brown grocery bag (or smaller), sprinkle water inside the bag and put it in the over (at warm) for 10 minutes or so, it will soften.

    1. I think that only works before the bread turns pure rock. The tough thing is one moment the bread seems edible. The next, it requires a jack hammer.

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