One morning I made steel cut oats while I was getting ready for work, and I realized the brown sugar was rock hard. I went to my cupboard, and the honey was crystallized. So I rummaged through my cabinets and found some fancy vanilla sugar. I don’t remember when I bought it, but I suspect since it was $7.99 for six ounces I was saving it for something. Why not today?
I am so guilty of buying fancy ingredients and then not using them. For some reason it feels like I should save them for a special time. But really, I have never run out of anything except a lemon infused olive oil that I put on EVERYTHING one summer. When I DO use them, it makes me smile and I wonder why I don’t use them more.
How many “fancy” oils, sugars, or other stuff do you have in the cupboard waiting for something. Go use it! Today is the day.