After a visit to WW, I was bored and wasn’t quite ready to go home.
I had planned to make cupcakes when I got home, with the intent of bringing some to work and have some for Steve’s study group. It dawned on me that I didn’t have anything to BRING the cupcakes into work or to keep them from getting stale until Sunday.
So naturally, a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond was required. Seeing as I don’t shop at Wal*Mart and didn’t want to backtrack to Target/Kohls, BBB was (clearly) the only logical choice.
“I am here for a cake/cupcake holder and THAT’S it.” I tell myself as I walk in the door.
I find the saver-ware and there was a cake saver. Oh, but right next to it (for $10 more) is a WHOLE SET-UP. Mini-cupcake baker, regular cupcake baker, a REAL 13×9 pan, a platform for cake and a reversible mini/regular cupcake tray (to keep your cakes in place during transport). Justifying that this is something I will need in the next ten years when the eventual kid has to take cupcakes to school, it ends up in my hand.
On my way towards the registers, as I am sticking to The Plan, I pass organizers. FOR THE CABINETS!!!
I put the set on the ground and marvel at all the things available for organizing crap in cupboards. I see baskets (“I could use those for my cups and spoons!”) but after seeing they’re $5 a piece, I opt out. However, I did not opt out of the vertical stacker (for all the flat stuff jumbled in the back of the cupboard) and the sliding basket set (for my OTHER saverware and lids).
Now I have a basket. And I remember that they have candles on clearance. So back across the store I go. I end up with a vanilla cupcake candle (foreshadowing, I’m sure) and a set of candles for this weird holder that Steve’s mom got for us.
I am REALLY heading to the front of the store now, when there’s ANOTHER clearance section and somehow this completely romantic candle holder ends up in the basket too.
Then I remember that I wanted to pick up a duster. So back around the store I go. In the cleaning aisle, I remember that my dust pan is busted. So one of those ends up in the basket too. I did not, however, pick up a broom as I could not remember if mine was indeed broken.
And now I’m REALLY headed to the register. I queue up and see a dryer lint brush and I think of how Steve gets cut up every time he clears the vent so that gets purchased too.
Finally home, I start baking cupcakes.
If they were just going to be for a few people, I would have used canola oil, but I opted for the more universal vegetable oil. I don’t usually cook with veggie oil, so I didn’t think much when it smelled a bit off.
The cupcakes are baking and my cutting boards, cutting sheets, baking sheets, pizza sheets, steamergrill and saverware are delightfully organized.
I’m watching the hockey game (GO SABRES!) and I smell plastic. I figure it’s the new cupcake tray.
DING. Cupcakes are done and the house still smells like plastic. Odd.
After they cool, I quality control one and it tastes like plastic. Odd. I used paper cups…
And I’m thinking to myself, “does oil go bad? That’s the only thing I changed…” And I check the side of the jug.
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