Tuesday, September 1, 2009

WFMW - Keeping mushrooms

Well this themed Works-for-me-Wednesday is organizational tips, but I am not that organized.

Plus, I have been meaning to post this one for a few weeks and would forget it every Tuesday.

Anyway, we love mushrooms but they tend to spoil rather quickly if left in the plastic bag or in the styrofoam carrier. What I have been doing to keep them fresh much longer is really simple.

I put them in a paper lunch bag in the fridge. They don't get slimy in the paper bag! And if the bag gets shoved behind things and forgotten?

Not that I know this from experience (ahem) but they are still ok. They will eventually dry out - like a dried mushroom - but those can still be used in a soup. So the paper bags makes them almost last forever.

Putting mushrooms in a paper bag works for me.


  1. Great idea! I'll have to try this. I found putting them in zip bags made them spoil quicker, so I'd put them in a zip bag but then leave it open so they were exposed to air. That seemed to help.

  2. Brilliant! I've noticed that I either have to leave them completely alone - and they'll stay fairly well if I don't use a portion of the package... but if I only need a few and have to store the rest... I'm in big trouble. I'm totally using this idea!