June 22, 2009

x is for...


x-tract.

And x-tra x-tract, too.

I think everyone has their "thing." You know, the thing you are walking by at the grocery store and pick up, just in case you might be out... or something you need for a recipe, but forgot to actually check the cupboard for... so you'll grab one to be on the safe side? My "thing" is almond extract. The three bottle I have may be small, but the amount required for any given recipe is hardly more than a drop or two. Of course, now that my Mom has discovered those yummy almond cream puffs I might be able to better use my extract!

But I have a confession to make...

I also have x-tra Worcestershire sauce. If you look closely, you can see that there are actually four bottle here. For years, Eric & I would grab a bottle every time we were going to make Chex mix, until we discovered that we had enough to last us about eight years. And it did last... and then we were out. And so the cycle begins again!

I'm x-cited to see what my friends chose for "x" in Jen's A to Z Monday game!!

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On another note...
The past four days or so have been full of such LIFE! I have been grasping onto each moment in each day... and my heart is full and begging to be poured out. I am going to try to catch up... I want to get these words out and onto paper, so to speak, because I want to remember these days that have made me laugh and live and love... and then laugh some more. And of course, I want to catch up with my friends... please don't think I have forgotten you! It just takes me some time to get back into my routine when I have been away. Until then, I leave you with this smiling face...

10 comments:

Kat said...

My x-tra is sage. Every Thanksgiving I buy it to make cornbread dressing. I only use it once a year at Thanksgiving, and every year I forget to look and see that I have it.

Love that smiling face!

Mildred said...

I am happy to know I am not the only person to buy Xtras! I have umpteen bottles of ground cinnamon, just in case I decide to do a LOT of Christmas baking!

Grandma J said...

I'm an extract junkie too. I have just about every flavor out there.

Happy Monday

Margaret said...

Love your X post! I am just the opposite with the extract. Every time I look for the almond one to make almond cookies, I'm out of the stuff! Guess I should stop by your house! ;)

reliv4life said...

it makes my day happy to know you will not be in need of almond extract or worcheshire sauce anytime soon!!! I don't even think I spelled that right...can't spell it or say it!! :O
did you go to sea world??? I LOVE sea world!!!

Jen said...

Happy Monday Dawn
Good X!!!!
I always have xtra and more xtra Toilet paper~~but actually that's intentional~I'm afraid I will run out. ha.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are too funny!!!!
We have this same issue with pickles in the fridge...just too many.
Love the whale...Sea World perhaps??

Cassie said...

Good one! Patrick is the one who likes to make sure we have X-tra of so many things. I have to go through his stuff and thin out all the x-tras once in a while! My main x-tras are sox and shoes. Too many.

LOVE love love this song Bring Me to The Cross. Just lovely. ThanX!!

Melissa Stover said...

i've never even bought almond extract! off hand i can't think of anything i stock up on like that. except maybe toilet paper!

Ben said...

Amazing how powerful some of those extracts are! I am quite late this week - I've been out livin' life a bit myself, but I am catching up with me A-Z friends...