Tuesday, October 21, 2008

If hard times come to get you

“Alright, let's go deeper. Uh, what kind of man are you? Well, you're weak, spineless, a man of temptations, but what tempts you? You're a portly fellow, a bit long in the waistband. So what's your pleasure? Is it the salty snacks you crave? No no no no no, yours is a sweet tooth. Oh you may stray, but you'll always return to your dark master, the cocoa bean.”
--Kramer guessing Costanza’s ATM password, "Bosco"

I went out buying stuff for the prep pile the other day. Got twenty-five pounds of navy beans, but then I went a bit farther. I also came home with five pounds of Hersheys cocoa powder. I am gonna divvy it into one pound bags with an oxygen scavenger in each bag.

Cuz brother, it the fewmets meet the turbine, you are going to need a little treat now and again to chase away the blues. Chocolate baked goodies do the job just dandy. Next I will be putting aside sugar and brown sugar too. Sweet stuff is good to sooth a weary soul.


Stephanie in AR said...

You might not need the oxygen scavengers. I am using Aldi's cocoa powder purchased at least 7 years ago and it is fine. It was in the factory cardboard container stored at the back of the cupboard (dark) and at room temperature. Lack of oil makes it more storage friendly. Remember 3 TB of powder and 1 TB of oil = a square of unsweetened chocolate. Usually it is better to mix the oil & cocoa first, then add to recipe but not always necessary. Do not assume that the oil/butter in the recipe can do double duty with that 1 TB or your baked good will be dry textured - could still be eaten but will be a chore. Brownies should not be a chore to eat. :)

Mayberry said...

Yeah, some goodies are good to stash away... Probably make good barter stuff too. I think I'll add some hot cocoa to the list, as well as some powdered chocolate.

fewmets meet the turbine..... heh heh heh. I like that.

Staying Alive said...

Amen to all of it!