Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mmmmm, pancakes

One of my accomplishments over the past couple weeks has been cooking dinner several times per week. One night last week, we had breakfast for dinner: bacon, eggs, and pancakes. Ruthie LOVED the bacon and I was happy to have her gnaw away at it.

Esther like the pancakes, but David said they didn't taste right. (This was after he said he didn't like pancakes, only waffles, and I yelled at him until he ate the pancakes). I tasted them and also agreed that not only did they taste "off" but they were also really, really flat.

I made the pancakes with Bisquick - that's how my Mom always made them: 2 cups of Bisquick, 2 eggs, and a cup of milk. One of us whipped out the box of Bisquick and this is what we saw:

The Bisquick expired in 2002! We moved into this house in December 2003, which meant we packed and moved a box of expired Bisquick!
I had started making progress on decluttering with the help of my decluttering guru ... but then fell by the wayside. Clearly, I need to get going again.

8 comments:

sleepy_mama said...

Hey, but those box top points don't expire (or do they?)...

We're fanatic box top point collectors.

I'm impressed with your domestic goodess cooking enthusiasm;)

Marya said...

We LOVE breakfast for dinner around here!

Elaine said...

Awesome. I cleared our cabinets a few years of expired crap. Crazy how a box of something can hang out so long under the radar and neither get cooked up or tossed out.

Laurie, Scott, Zoe and Mia said...

We just did the same thing with our medicine cabinet. I can't believe how many expired medicines we had- yuck! I would've never noticed an expired Bizquick so I'm impressed that you even checked!

Ruth said...

OMG, I guess I better get into the pantry the next time I visit.

Thrift Store Mama said...

Laurie - I wouldn't have noticed except that the pancakes tasted weird.

Mom/Ruth-You're welcome to clean my pantry cabinets anytime!

Sue said...

I just came to this shocking realization that many of my canned goods were older than my children. Oy.

But we LOVE breakfast for dinner. (We call it BFD we love it so much!)

Stimey said...

I so love hearing stories like this because then I don't feel so bad about my cabinets full of expired food!

 
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