I’ve been visiting my parents again. I was innocently looking for the salt shaker when I noticed that I had pulled out two garlic powders. The third thing in the cupboard was an onion powder. The fourth, another garlic powder. In all, Mom had 5 garlic powers, one garlic flavoring for bread and three onion powders. One onion powder and one garlic powder had not been opened. Now, I do realize that my parents live fifty miles from the middle of nowhere, down west of the boonies and south of the last gully, but FIVE garlic powders? You aren’t going to run out, Mom!
And she has actual garlic as well. Perhaps she’s expecting a hoard of vampires to appear at any moment? Everyone knows vamps can’t get in without an invite and not even she is that polite!
I was able to combine two of the powders and one might have ended up in the trash. I know the onion powder that had started to calcify and turn to petrified garlic landed in there. After another inspection of the cupboard, I am left wondering why Mom has tumeric because I don’t think she uses that. I am pretty sure she doesn’t even know what it is. The basil I understand, but I think three of those is overkill. They just don’t eat spaghetti that often!
So the chore for y’all this week–clean out your spices! Get rid of the ones you don’t use and for heaven’s sake, donate any extra garlic powder to the Vamp Hunter’s club before it turns to a desert rock.