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!


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 I went through my pantry a bit ago and oh much outdated food.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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