I have to admit, I really find using the mylar bags a simple way to dry store & more cost effective. You are able to get the mylar bags and OA's (oxygen absorbers) from a lot of places. I am now getting mine from the Store LDS website and they will ship for free.The initial cost may seem high, but you get 250 bags for $94. That is a cost of 38 cents per bag.
First, I took the mixes out of their boxes & labeled them with a sharpie, cut out the directions. Then I placed two mixes in each bag & labeled the outside of the mylar bags.
I poked little holes in the inner bags, to allow the air to escape.
I set up the OA's (oxygen absorbers), pulled out what I needed...
I had found out yesterday, the Food Saver doesn't take the air out of the mylar bags, but it does seal the bags. That's why I added the OA's, to take out the air.
Honestly, we don't do a lot of cakes and such for dessert. So I cleared out the cabinets over the refrigerator where I found stuff I NEVER use (giving most of it to Good Will). Stored the mixes in that cabinet.
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