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09 June 2009 @ 06:12 pm
Doh!  
I would just like to say up front that i am an idiot :)

I stopped by the dollar store on the way home, and they didn't have an iced tea holder thing like pamela.mosiejczuk.net suggested i look for, but they did have funnels and sieves. And steak knives. Unfortunately they only had one in the style i liked, but i only really need one :) (When we make the steaks a week or three ago shelleycat had some disparaging remarks about cutting it with what she claimed were "butter" knives =P) They also had giant boxes of nerds, so i got a couple of those, to bring the total up to $5 and change.

I stopped by AAA and renewed my insurance for the year. Ouch =P Then went by the hardware store and found that they _did_ have mason jars, but only in flats of a dozen each, for about $10. Which is obviously far more than i needed. So i stopped by Albertson's and ended up getting a jar of spaghetti sauce, which i can definitely use, and a large jar of dill pickle slices, which i definitely want :) I figured i would get through one of them _eventually_, and until then i can make do with the smaller salad dressing jar. Finally i stopped by Peet's to pick up some more coffee, since my earlier experiments had almost exhausted my supply.

When i got home i unpacked the stuff, and then got to thinking. I could have _sworn_ i had some funnels around at some point. And i'm pretty sure i had some measuring spoons somewhere. (I'd declined to buy a second $6 2 tbsp measure at Peets.) I poked around in the drawers and found the measuring spoons, but not the funnels. It's not like i _need_ to find an old set of funnels now, but my curiosity was up, so i started poking around in the old boxes of kitchen stuff that never got unpacked from the last place.

So coraa, i'd really like to know. What is this tannish-white powder you had stored in the three large MASON JARS which you left behind when you moved? :) I'm guessing it's flour of some kind? I feel a little bad about dumping it out, but it's not like i'm ever likely to use it, and one of the jars is about two-thirds empty anyways :)
 
 
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Coraacoraa on June 10th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
Ummmm... hm. My first guess would be bulk hot chocolate powder (white chocolate kind, hence the color -- I at first wrote "bulk white hot chocolate powder" but that implies SERIOUSLY SPICY COCOA ;) ). If it's not that, it is probably some kind of flour, yeah.

You can dump it. I doubt it's very good by now anyway. ;)
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 10th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Huh, you're right, now that i think about it there is a faintly chocolaty odor, even without opening the bottles, we'll see what happens after i do :)

And yeah, that's probably even _less_ likely to have survived entropy until now.

I'm kinda presuming that since you already offered to bring down some spare mason jars before that you're not going to be seizing my nifty new acquisitions from me when you get down here ;)
Coraacoraa on June 10th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
I now have a huge number of mason jars thanks to triath, so yes, you are welcome to them. :D Just wash them good to get the rancid cocoa ouot of them.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 10th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Thank you for the surprise bottles! :)
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 10th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Okay, i just mixed a little up, and the smell alone was making me gag. So yeah, i'm dumping it out sans taste-test =P
Coraacoraa on June 10th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Mmm, rancidity!

Good call.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 10th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
As previously mentioned, the first bottle was orange. The second bottle was green. The third bottle went back to orange. I now have three bottles full of hot soapy water in my sink :)
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 10th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Mmmm, 5-year-old cocoa.
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 10th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Yes. From our wedding--leftovers and the accidental shipment of orange.
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 10th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Those are ours. Or were, before we abandoned them.
Ambermaggiedacatt on June 10th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
PS -- they're yours now. :)
Johndolohov on June 11th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
You know what I want? A set of steak knives shaped like mini katanas.
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 11th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
That sounds awesome!!!

...and also like it would cost quite a bit more than $1 per knife :)