There is a reason chefs are taught mis en place. I would do well to practice this. I get excited to begin my culinary confections and plungle right in, neglecting to check my supply of each ingredient. This old habit, combined with a slight case of brain fog (it’s the gluten’s fault! A minute amount, but it tasted so good. . .) almost ruined my afternoon.
My gf version of Pioneer Woman’s *Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever. was in the oven and I had a little less than 20 minutes to make the frosting. Then it hit me–I did not buy powdered sugar! Aaugh! This morning before I went to the store I went to PW’s website and clicked on the recipe tab, but I got so sidetracked reading her current recipes I completely forgot to check the recipe for the cake! In the car I mentally reviewed the ingredients for the cake, not remembering to think about the frosting.
Fortunately, the brain fog abated, and–aha! Sometime last year I bought powdered sugar at Costco, and put what I did not use in the freezer to protect it from the ants!! Sure enough, it was still there.
I never thought I would be thanking the ants.
*She speaks the truth.