So this morning after taking the children to school and Brenna to the orthodontist and then Brenna back to school, I headed to the commissary. Grocery shopping is my least favorite chore and I really loath going, but it's definitely nice having a full pantry. (And my family's usually happy about it, too.)
After I got everything unloaded, in the house, and put away, I thought, why don't I surprise everyone and make some lemon bars for a nice after school treat. Now, let me just say this would be a really BIG surprise for my family, because unless it comes in a box or I can put it in the slow cooker, I don't make it. I rarely make anything from scratch. So unless it's Christmas or Thanksgiving, my family doesn't get to enjoy real homemade lemon bars.
This of course, is a real shame, because they're fabulously good. That's because it's my mother's recipe and my mother is a fabulous cook. In any event, I began feeling awfully proud of myself for being so daring and generous as to make something from scratch for my family for no reason at all. As I pulled out the recipe and began collecting all my ingredients, I discovered that as luck would have it, I was low on sugar. I only need two cups, but I don't have enough. So, now I have to go back to the store, uugghhh...
It reminds me of the time when my Mom and I were doing some baking for Thanksgiving last year, and we discovered my only jar of baking powder was three years past the expiration date! I know, she was horrified, too. That shows you how often I use baking powder!
As always, my hat is off to you real talented cooks out there. Maybe by tomorrow I will have successfully assembled all the ingredients I need and happily surprised my family to boot.
blessings and happiness,