A little bit of age never hurt anyone….
So I haven’t been much on the baking front these last two weeks.Oh I’ve made brownies and one night I did make a pazooki(a huge chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream)But it’s all been from….gasp….shock….boxed mixes! No one in the frat house complains one bit but I know…and really that’s all that matters.
So the other night I wanted chocolate cake…but absolutely did not have the gumption to make it from scratch because you know it takes a whole 3 minutes longer than just pouring the cake mix into the bowl does!However when you have a cake mix screaming at you from the pantry to make you,you go with that option!
So I did. And like a bad little girl after the batter was all mixed up and in the oven I licked the bowl(yes yes I know raw egg and all)I noticed it tasted a little well umm stale. Not bad but a little stale. I checked the expiration date. UMMMM January of 2006!
The cake batter was not just a few months or even a year but 6 years past it’s expiration date.
So I did what any good baker would do. When it came out of the oven I taste tested it. Putting my own life on the line…ummm it tasted fine. Then Aaron came home from school and he had some saying how good it was. Then B came upstairs and he attacked it. Then I left to run errands after dinner was done and came back and the cake was well it was gone!
I waited and watched silently praying no one would keel over from botulism and no one did. So I did what any food housewife/mother would do and kept my mouth shut….
until the next morning when I couldn’t contain my giggles any longer and shared with them the age of the cake mix.
In other news I took it upon myself to go through aunt Nancy’s pantry to look at other boxed mixes and check their expiration dates. Let’s just say that 6 years past was not the oldest I found. In her defense she likes to bake from scratch like I do so boxed mixes rarely get used around here.
On the homeschool front have any of you seen this on TUMBLR?
I would have to say my favorite one is the one about being in pajamas all day because Lord knows as a homeschool mom we’ve all been there. What homeschool mom though would not love having Ryan whispering sweet homeschool nothings into their ear?It is absolutely a homeschool mom’s fantasy. Or maybe it’s just mine…..
Posted on February 3, 2012, in Cooking/Baking, homeschool, Homeschooling, The Frat House and tagged cake fail, chocolate cake, expiration date, HomeschoolingRyanGosling, why I don't use boxed mixes. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.