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Thursday, May 5, 2011

What Was I Thinking??

That little voice in my head kept speaking to me:
"Don't do it, gal."
"You'll wish you hadn't."
"You are an idiot in motion."
And, against my better judgement, I hushed that little voice, and I did it anyway.
I gave in.
Call it peer pressure... Wishful thinking... Losing touch with reality...
I accepted a bag full of Amish Friendship Bread starter stuff from a co-worker.

What was I thinking?
Have you ever done this before?
I haven't in quite a few years. And now I remember why.
I think I had a little moment, as I stood there in the office, that over took my sensibility when I thought, "Oh, the girls will think this is fun!"

In case you aren't familiar with it, the Amish Friendship Bread is a bag of sugar, flour, milk and yeast (maybe some other stuff if I go look at the recipe) that someone pawns off on shares with you, so you can make your own endless supply of bread.

The problem is:  It comes with a schedule that requires regular kneading and adding and burping.
Ugh.
Just what I need:  High-maintenance food. That I have to feed no less!
It's like having another pet in the house.

The worst of it is:  You have to do all this stuff on a schedule and, inevitably, the day I'm supposed to add lots more ingredients and divide it four ways, then bake one portion, is the day we get home late because oldest daughter has a track meet (in the rain) and everyone has homework (including me!). And I couldn't care less about baking some bread.
Now, I've just added Bread Guilt to the baggage in my life.

Let's just say it didn't happen again this time. And now I have a five-day-over-due bag o' goo loitering on my counter top.
My question to any of you out there who has done this:  It is too late? Can it be revived/saved?
Or should I just give up and throw it out?

Great. Now I have Food Waster Guilt on my baggage list.

Smart and Trendy Moms

11 comments:

  1. I'm stopping by from social parade blog hops. I've tried the Amish friendship bread before and failed at it everytime. It's sad b/c I always think I'm going to be successful...but I never am. Good luck with yours!

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  2. Bless your heart~ If I remember correctly a part of this "stuff" seems to live on forever in the passing on of "goo," so I think you can pick up wherever you left off and be ok. I'm shaking my head and giggling! I know all about that guilt. You can beat this!

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  3. I haven't been able to make mine on the day it says to and it's been just fine. It's been as many as 3 days later and it all came out perfect.
    I know it can be a hassle, but it tastes so good in the end! Then you get to pass it out to others who don't want to bother with it either! :-)

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  5. I feel your pain! After making loaf after loaf, and pawning the starts off to friends- or anyone who would take it, I put four starts in the freezer. Over two years ago.
    A couple of weeks ago I got three out and made it all up for a family gathering. I still have one start in the freezer for when I get in the mood again. :)

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  6. I've gotten it pawned off on me twice. The first time I dutifully made it two times and then quit. The second time my husband got it and insisted we make it. I've decided it is way too much sugar and I will never make it again.

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  7. You are so funny! I have never done it and i would suck at it!!!
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  9. I can't answer your question, but I just wanted you to know that I am cracking up at this post. Life is too short for bread guilt! (And thanks for the warning. Should anyone ever approach me with a bag of this stuff, I will run, not walk, the other way!)

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  11. Did the same thing a few months ago. Finally just closed my eyes and threw it in the trash. Hadn't thought of it again till I read your post. See, no guilt. ;-)

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