Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cheap Fun

Our family is easily entertained. I think it's fun and cool to open a new brick of yeast. I buy my yeast from Sams Club. The savings on a two brick bag at Sams over the price of buying yeast in packets from the grocery story will pay for the membership. 

For 20 years, I have asked my kids, "Who wants to open up a new bag of yeast?" Invariably someone will. If not, I get all the fun to myself. 

The vacuum-packed yeast starts out very hard. 

 Once the air hits the yeast, it immediately gets soft.

This 21 second video is of my daughter Amy. My husband didn't realize what we were doing so is talking to our dog at the end. I don't know how to edit his voice out. We couldn't do a retake because once the yeast goes soft, there isn't a way to make it hard again unless it would get re-vacuum-packed. 

If you're looking for a cheap way to entertain your kids, this is the ticket.


  1. Oh how cool! I have only used the individual serving sizes of yeast, so I will have to go get the regular size!

    And your husband's voice didn't bother me a bit - couldn't lipread it :)

  2. Very cool! I'm going to have to try this at home with Elliot. We love bread baking together!

  3. Aaahhh...the joy of a yeast brick going mushy :) Like the new blog look too!