Monday, October 4, 2010
Notes to Self: Smell the Shortening
Hypothetically speaking, you should be careful if it's been awhile since you've baked anything from scratch using shortening, because apparently shortening can go rancid after spending one year in your garage pantry. So if you have wonderful smelling chicken in the crock-pot and you're quickly mixing up some gluten-free biscuits, you might not notice that it smells like a dead rat and you might ruin your entire $5.00 box of Gluten-Free Bisquick. You might have to throw away the entire batch of delicious-looking, disgusting-smelling, nasty-tasting biscuits while your children remark, "These are the most disgusting biscuits you've ever made, Mom." You might also notice later that your toddler, who eats nothing you make except fruit, devoured his entire dead-rat-smelling biscuit before you removed it from his high-chair tray. Hypothetically speaking, of course.