Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Should I admit that I look forward to looking through the baskets and baskets of Easter leftovers in the grocery stores the week after the big day?
This year I went with one purpose in mind. Peeps.
I love them when they're fresh, and I even love them when they are turning hard. Strange, I know.
I found a few recipes using these little guys that I want to try during the summer. But by then, peeps will have become extinct. I'm sure you could find them online (at an outrageous price though)
I picked up a brood of them, and then I needed to figure out how to keep them fresh. Being an experimental soul, I decided to try preserving them two ways.
One - in my FoodSaver. (I can already tell that by forcing all the air out, it has deformed their cute little beaks and tails - but it will still be interesting to see how they fare in July/August)
Two - in Ziploc bags. This method is slightly dangerous though (Anyone can easily break in without it being instantly obvious...)
I'll let you know how my Peeps survived the "off season" in July/August. Join me if you can still find them in your local grocery store. How do YOU use Peeps in the off-season?