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Bread Tie Color Codes

Have you heard of this?

To get the freshest store-bought bread … check the bread tie!

While in the grocery store the other day.  I noticed an elderly man looking at a piece of paper in the bread isle.

I must have seemed a bit too curious… then he says, “Did you know the bread companies use a color code for the days they deliver the bread.”

Why no.  I did not know that.

Yes, he gave me the piece of paper he had.  How sweet is that?  No.  I didn’t ask for it.

Wanting to find out more.  I turned to the internet.  Here is what I found.

Bread is delivered five days a week, Monday Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and the bread maker puts a different colored tie on to designate which day of the week the bread was baked:

Monday – Blue

Tuesday – Green

Thursday – Red

Friday – White

Saturday – Yellow

I was back at the grocery store yesterday (Saturday)  I looked for the yellow tie.  Wanna know where it was?  It was underneath all the other breads, which I noticed one loaf having a blue tie that was on top.  Yikes!  That is bread that was delivered on Monday.

I’m not sure how true this all is.  It’s just something to think about when you buy bread.  And, Don’t forget the squeeze test!  Shhh!


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Yes, I’m talking about spreading the warmth.  Literally.

Winter weather has arrived in the south, I’m sorry to say.

We are not supposed to get above 44 degrees for the next five days. Lows will be around 20 degrees.

Now, that you’ve heard my weather forecast.  And, in fact, it’s going to be a cold one from here on out.   All I have to say is:  “Why… oh why, oh why?”  What did we do to deserve this Arctic Blast?

I’m going tomorrow to get a heated snuggle blanket.  I think I will need it before this winter is over.  Oh, I forgot.  It’s NOT even winter yet.


This afternoon,  I went to change the rotation of my ceiling fans.  To my surprise, they have been on Winter rotation all Summer long.  Geesh!

Here are the correct ceiling fan rotations for Winter & Summer.

During winter heating, to help move warm air that is trapped on the ceiling, blades should turn ‘forward’ in a clockwise motion. This movement will push up the air and pull the warm trapped air down the sides of the room improving heat distribution.

During hot summer weather, to help produce a comfortable breeze or ‘windchill’ that cools the skin, blades should rotate in a ‘reverse’ counter-clockwise motion. The air movement has the same comfortable effect as when you fan yourself with a magazine to get relief from hot, stifling air.

Info gathered from:  About.com

Stay Warm!

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