Saturday, February 11, 2012

And this is why I hate cooking!

I just don't understand what my problem is with cooking. Something ALWAYS goes wrong so I usually just don't do it. Occasionally, I may make a pot of chili, spaghetti, or even a chicken and rice casserole but I don't make a habit of it.

But this morning, I looked at some blueberries in the refridgerator and decided I would like to try making blueberry muffins. I looked online and found a healthy recipe that had 16 ingredients - that would be SIXTEEN ingredients! I almost moved on but decided to give it a try. My last attempt at making muffins turned out really good so I was feeling pretty confident.

I wrote down all 16 ingredients, went through my cabinets and marked off what I already had and then went to the store to get all the rest. A few minutes ago I went in the kitchen to get started and as I was measuring out the flour I noticed that it said "BETTER IF USED BY 03JUL10". For the stinkin' love! As you can see, the bag was full. How could I have not used flour in over a year and a half???

Obviously, I decided I better check all the ingredients I already had and the Wheat Germ was no better.

It occurred to me that the last time I used any of this stuff was my last attempt at making muffins - which when I looked back turned out to be March 8th, 2009. I'm just gonna call it. This is flat-out embarrassing. Of course, I was ready to throw in the towel but Hubs was having none of that. Bless his heart, he's at the store now. These better be some good muffins!

34 comments:

2busy said...

That happens...Time to clean out the pantry?

MamaHen said...

16 ingredients! I don't think I have ever made anything with that many ingredients! Hope they are good. If they are make up some more and send them my way!

Rachel said...

I feel your pain. I hate expiration dates!!

Joy said...

and... how were the muffins? I have to admit, I have handed over the baking to Elizabeth, so nice to have a teenage daughter... she even cooks when she is in the mood.. ah what bliss!!

Pamela said...

Oh, funnee. I went through my pantry a bit ago and oh my...so much outdated food. I hope the muffins were mouth-watering good.

Haddock said...

Ha ha... any excuse not to cook.
Good one.

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