Saturday, February 28, 2015

No Worries

A couple of weeks ago, I volunteered to bake something for a bake sale. I decided to use a couple of old recipes I haven't made in ages (literally at least a decade), and both of them use boxed cake mixes. If you know me at all, you know I bake from scratch. I have not purchased a cake mix in years. But I was really craving these two things, so I caved and bought 4 boxes of Betty Crocker mixes. Yes, four, because they were on sale, and I can always donate the extras to the food pantry. Well my caramel brownies sold out right away, and the pistachio cake was a hit too. And yes, I paid money to eat my own baked goods - it was for a good cause.

This past week was my Dad's birthday. Dad appreciates tasty baked goods, so I volunteered to bake his cake. Lo an behold, I was low on flour and there wasn't enough to bake a cake. (I know! What is wrong with me? I normally have a stash of flour in the freezer)  On this particular night, we were having a little bit of a snowstorm. Not terrible, but enough so that I didn't want to go back out. Plus I already had my fuzzy PJ pants on.

So, I got out one more cake mix, dressed it up a little bit with some chocolate marbling, and Voila! Dad's cake. It was pretty tasty, but I couldn't stop thinking about all the ingredients that can't pronounce in that are in that mix. It didn't stop me from eating it, mind you, but the thought was still there.

The fact remains that I'm almost out of white flour and completely out of whole wheat. I'm picky about my flour and I only buy King Arthur brand. They carry it at our grocery store, but not the White Whole Wheat variety I use - I always slip a little whole wheat flour in everything I bake. It makes it healthy.- A trip to Woodman's is in order! They carry every kind of food you will ever need, including King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour. There is a Woodman's conveniently located near where I work, so I stopped yesterday after work.  To my delight, they now carry the 10 lb bags!

I bought 30 pounds of flour. That should hold me for a couple of months.

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