As I was strolling around my local Costco, I noticed a monstrous, I'm cooking for an army sized bag of my favorite onion. Imagine my excitement. I immediately heaved the bag into my cart and headed to the checkout.
On the drive home, my mouth was watering thinking about cooking up a nice batch of caramelized onions. It was then that I asked myself the obvious question... What was I going to do with 15 pounds of Vidalia onions? Where would I put them?
I remembered hearing someone tell me that when onions touch they rot. By suspending them, I could prolong their life almost indefinitely. The answer to my problem was pantyhose.
Once I got home, I ran to my dresser and pulled out an old pair torture devices, I mean pantyhose. I cut the two legs apart and dropped an onion into one of the legs. I pushed it down into the toe of the stocking and tied a knot directly above the onion. I then dropped another onion into the leg, pushed it down to the bottom, and tied another knot. I repeated the process until both legs were full of onions.
I hung them on a hook in my pantry where they have remained for several weeks. Whenever I need an onion, I simply grab a pair of scissors and cut the bottom onion off just below the knot.