Monday, June 25, 2012
My Mom & Dad came for a visit back in May. My brothers, especially my younger one & I are concious about buying organic & avoiding artificial ingredients in foods. While my Mom & Dad generally eat a fair amount of whole foods, they are not nearly as fussy as we are............& Dad likes white bread.
They left this loaf of bread behind.
It is almost 5 weeks old in this picture, not days, weeks! It still feels soft & moist - to me, it looks & feels the same as it did when they brought it....................& it has been sitting out on my counter the whole time! My girls have already stopped complaining that the bread I buy goes bad after 3 or 4 days.
So we are experimenting. We are going to leave it out on the counter, in the bag, at room temperature to see when (& if) it starts to deteriorate. I'll let you know how it goes!
I find the best way for my kids to really realize how unhealthy things are is for them to see it for themselves. Even pictures work well in this way. About 4 years ago, I found a picture of a McDonald's burger that was a number of years old & only the bun was deteriorating - it still looked edible! My kids have not eaten one since. I am hoping that this little experiment will deter them from a few other foods!