This takes the cake.
Or, actually, it eliminates the bread.
We all know I am a lazy slacker when it come to cleaning out and/or rotating the food in my house
Much to my mom’s intense embarrassment I have shared the results of this particular failing numerous times on this blog
So no one will be at all shocked to learn I have done it AGAIN!
And I outdid myself rather spectacularly this time.
You might recall the 3 year’s expired bag of tater tots in the freezer last year, or the 3 year’s expired bag of pasta from the pantry back in January.
Pshaw! 3 years? A mere 3?
Ladies & Gentleman I present my greatest find to date
7 years expired yeast!
I switched over to bulk bag yeast around the time this expired & I keep that in the fridge rather than the baking cupboard like the packaged stuff. This must have fallen behind the baking soda or the Karo syrup or something & been overlooked.
Or it was looked at & ignored because I didn’t need it & wasn’t cleaning stuff out so I never picked it up & saw the date.
Today I was going to make pretzel rolls for turkey burgers (Ruby Tuesday does a delicious avocado topped turkey burger on a pretzel roll & I wanted to make them at home). But when I opened the fridge there was no yeast.
Not even an empty bag with a few grains in it.
Which leads me to wonder just who the last person to use the yeast was, since both DH & I would, without giving it a second thought, put a bag with a few grains of yeast back in the fridge, rather than throw the bag away, find a wipe off marker & then write “yeast” on the grocery list white board.
So I had to ransack the baking cupboard hoping maybe one or the other of us absent mindedly put the yeast bag in there last time we used it.
Also I thought I recalled seeing some packaged yeast, which DH has been known to buy from time to time when in a hurry & no where near the Mennonite place I buy the bulk stuff from.
And I was correct!
Either we used the yeast packets I thought I remembered him buying somewhat recently, or my memory is even worse than I thought.
Turkey burgers tomorrow I guess.