Today I cleaned out my spice cabinets. Today, I also found out some weird things.
For someone who never bakes pumpkin pies, I sure do have a lot of pumpkin pie spice. (3 containers, to be exact)
My last cabinet clean out, about a year ago, was not that thorough. I know this because I found a container of sesame oil that expired in 2007.
The Swivel Store apparatus that I saw on t.v. and thought would really revolutionize my spice storage and utilization, was a waste of money. Now that I have used it for about a year, I’m getting rid of it. It did not help, in fact the place I had to put it (because it didn’t fit in my spice cabinet) made it more awkward to keep track of what I had.
Apparently, sometimes, at the store I fancy myself a baker. So much so that I have purchased lots of pastry decorating items, frosting tubes, and food coloring. I rarely, if ever use any of these products.
If I place something on the top shelf out of my immediate view, I will never see it again and think I do not have it. Then I will end up with two containers of molasses, and 6 different packets of yeast.
I’m not loyal to cocoa brands, I have both Hershey’s and Nestle varieties.
I planned to use bamboo skewers at one point.
I KNEW I had recently purchased chili powder and cumin, HA! Found them!
I have a stockpile of instant cocoa packets, and muffin mix. (which is good, because now if I use a packet mix for muffins, I have to use FOUR of them to feed this family)
I have 3 varieties of salt. Iodized, Sea Salt and Kosher. I use two of them frequently, but sea salt not as much.
I love maple flavoring so much that I have 3 containers of it.
Up next: Bathroom Cabinets
I’m almost afraid.