Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Significant Milestone

Yesterday I had a significant milestone in my life.....

....I came to the end of my bottle of gravy browning.

As you can see from the expired bottle, it has been around for quite a while.  So long in fact, that the use by date isn't even mentioned - for which I'm thankful for, as I'm sure it would be rather alarming.  It has reached the status I reserved for the bottle of Camp coffee in the back of my Nana's cupboard many many years ago, and saw the light of day on the odd occasion.  It's something you have lurking somewhere in the back, hiding behind the soy sauce and white wine vinegar, which you bought with the intention of concocting sophisticated meals, but you never actually get around to using up before the expiry date.  I can't even remember ever buying gravy browning, so I dread to think how long I've actually had it.  Ah well, the end of an era.... a new bottle beckons.

For those of you who thought I was going to talk about a 'significant' birthday.  How dare you!  I'll have you know that there's a whole 8 1/2 months before that happens!

We are almost back in the land of the mobile signal, after 10 days slowly coming up the Shroppie, which is a black hole as far as mobile phones go!  I say "almost", as there still isn't enough signal to post multiple photos, as we're at the top of the Audlem flight. Will try again tomorrow to load up the photos.  So, it's been 10 days without a blog, and I come back writing about gravy browning.  I think I should get out more.......


evelyn@rome5.plus.com said...

Gosh!!! You're just like me!!! When I finished my gravy browning bottle some years ago, I just tried soy sauce to give the gravy a bit of colour one day and IT IS BRILLIANT. So dark soy sauce it is now (not a lot or it's too salty) and of course just use more in Chinese type dishes.

I also have Camp Coffee at back of cupboard for occasional flavouring.


Unknown said...

I have a pristine, still sealed, bottle of Camp Coffee. Any offers?