Post # 16
Yeah, apples get mealy quicker if you leave them out, and the natural peanut butter I buy will separate and/or go bad. I’m afraid to say I’m in FMIL’s camp. (eek!) Bread, however, gets a big no, unless it’s a bit past its prime and I’m trying to finish it up before it goes moldy (more of an issue in the summer).
Post # 17
omg this is so funny! my grams puts PB in the fridge and it freaks me out! it is so hard to spread on bread! it does not make any sense! lol I lived with her for a while and as much as i loved living with her I hated the PB thing. 🙂
Post # 18
agree 100% with Frog E.! apples and natural peanut butter in the fridge (actually–the thought of apples left out grosses me out….i can taste the mealiness!) but bread does NOT last longer in the fridge (seriously–google it) 🙂
Post # 19
I keep my butters in the fridge. I appreciate that leaving them out will make them easier to spread, especially since I like rough butters, but I hate the smell of the oil from when I leave them out.
If I want a PB&J, then I just put the PB out for an hour beforehand.
I usually use almond butter, which seems easier to spread, even out of the fridge
On the bread note:
Fiance and I moved into our house July 2009.
August, I went to a discount bread shop I’d passed while exploring the area, and bought a loaf that expired the next day. It was that fancy froufrou no sugar/etc/100%sticksandstone bread.
I put it in the fridge. I didn’t open it. Sept, Oct, Nov… I think i opened it in Feb. Still good, tasty bread. Mar, Apr, Jun… A few pieces in July, still good, still tasty…Aug, Sept, Oct… Sell by date was Aug 2009, don’t think I’m going to eat it… I threw it out in December/January. It still hadn’t molded or gone visibly bad.
Post # 20
We definitely keep our PB in the fridge! But, it’s the all natural stuff (only ingredient: dry roasted peanuts! just the way I like it.) Funny story, Fiance and I do not agree on PB; he has salted and creamy; I like unsalted crunchy. So we always have to have two jars at all times 🙂 As for it being unspreadable, as long as you mix in the oil really well in the beginning, it should be fine.
Apples we keep in the fridge, too. Bread also. My parents didn’t do it, and I’m not actually sure why we do now. Its just what we’ve fallen into. I think part of it is that we live in a teeny apartment and just don’t have room to keep it out. But we also stock up when there’s a good sale (went to Vons last week and came home with eight loaves) and I keep it in the freezer. Thawing in the fridge makes more sense to me…
Post # 21
Ha, apples and natural peanut butter are always in the fridge at our house! And natural creamed honey too. OMG so good.
Post # 22
I keep (natural) peanut butter in the fridge bc the label says it needs to be refridgerated! I also put apples in the fridge- I totally agree w/ @nado: I’d be grossed out by apples left on the counter!
Post # 23
My roommates put PB, syrup, and honey in the fridge. My dad also has a tendency to put the remote in the fridge, but that’s a whooooole different problem called “aging!”
Post # 24
My psychotic ex-roommate did that. Peanut butter, bread, the occasional unopened canned good… You name it. She was insane.
Post # 25
@LaurenK0105: hahaha…that was too funny!!
Post # 26
My Fiance is a candy lover and puts ALL candies in the fridge. Skittles and caramel type candies are dangerous for the teeth when they are that cold! He also puts bread, apples, cookies, and many other things in there. He says everything tastes better from the fridge. Haha
Post # 27
We don’t keep peanut butter in the fridge but we do keep apples and honey. Honey is one of the only foods that never goes off. We just leave it out before we want it or warm it up a little in a bowl of hot water before using it doesn’t take long.
Post # 28
Yea I am there with you, I don’t put either in the fridge. I cannot eat apples if they have been in the fridge because I have super sensitive teeth and it hurts to bad to bite into them if they are cold.
Post # 29
I hate room-temp apples! Is that weird? I only like the when they are very cold. I also just recently started to put the peanut butter in the pantry instead of the fridge. It makes it way easier to spread but does it go bad faster?