Do you..

forget that you bought something and remember just before it is about to near it’s expiry? No? Well, I wish I could say the same. It happens to me all the time 😦

Yesterday, I ‘discovered’ a packet of ready-to-roll puff pastry that I bought last week, after getting impressed by the custard tarts that my friend dished out. They were absolutely delicious. She, of course, made even the pastry from scratch. I decided to go the easy way – I picked up a packet of ready to roll puff pastry and then forgot all about it. Until yesterday. Thank god for that, because it was one day away from expiry.

The custard tarts were out of question – too much work and only the egg yolks were needed to be used in the recipe, which meant that I would have to use the whites in some other recipes – as I said, too much work. So I decided to go the easy way.

1. Home-made bite-sized pizzas – made by daughter.

And this is how they turned out πŸ™‚

2. Chocolate croissants or chocolate parcels whatever you want to call it – just because we felt like it πŸ™‚

3. Vegetable puffs- just to bring back memories of all those bakeries in Bangalore πŸ™‚ Although I have to say, they tasted nothing like I would have liked them to 😦

And after all that buttery, flaky pastry, I need to go on drastic diet!

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57 thoughts on “Do you..

  1. I don’t remember either!! And I sometimes I find them hiding in some corner when I’ll be looking out for something else in there πŸ˜‰

    That so happens to me, PNA! I always find it when I am looking for something else πŸ™‚

    Yummmy stuff Smiths.. Is this the gift for the guessing the banana thing right πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› I love it

    πŸ™‚ Yes you can take it that way πŸ™‚

  2. Why do you always make me feel like as if am the only weird one here? πŸ™„ I can remember by heart the expiry date of everything in my home…from the cans in the pantry to the liquids in the bathrooms to the soft love filled glow in the husbands eye πŸ˜₯


    Then you are the only sane one around πŸ™‚ I am totally crazy when it comes to things like this 😦

    Hey I have a jhakaas veg and chicken puff pastry recipe which I swear by. Let me mail it to you πŸ™‚

    Please do! That would be a life saver for situations like this πŸ™‚

    You made so many things on teh same day with a roll of dough? 😐

    Yes – and we ate it all up as well- so you can imagine the amount of butter, and white flour we ingested 😦 But it was a smallish roll of dough – I bought the smallest size possible πŸ™‚

    Ps: I noticed that well manicured hand in the first pic πŸ˜›

    LOL! That was Poohi, making her own pizza πŸ™‚

    I love Poohi’s dish the best πŸ™‚

    That was actually the tastiest πŸ™‚

  3. Forget about the expiry dates, I don’t remember the things I bought yesterday 😦

    Everything looks so yummmy and tempting specially now that I am trying to be on a diet

  4. Yummmmmmm, Smits! Kunju made the pizzas?? Looks absolutely delicious! Good job, Kunjumani!

    And those chocolate croissants and veg puffs are so so tempting. I have to try these out and the egg-puffs too πŸ™‚

  5. Yum yum. It is raining cats and dogs here and I feel like eating these now with my coffee πŸ˜‰ I have sometimes bought things that was expiring that same day (!!), more than one(!!!)

  6. I think the ready-to-eats are really a blessing outside India.. we won’t buy them here usually..

    But generally I buy only chips or biscuits which will be gone in a day so the expiry date is not a problem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. wow!!so cute those pizzas are.. This is my first time on ur blog.. First thg dat striked – our themes are the same πŸ™‚
    Nxt is that am a big foodie too.. I hope to find more of commonalities soon..

  8. πŸ˜₯

    Smithu….. adopt adopt adopt!!!!!!!!!!! me me me!!!!!
    pliss pliss PLISS!!!

    I just finished ogling at Sari’s Dum Biryani, cleaned all drool from my desk, and boom…. flood!!!

    Those pizzas look too cute to be true…and pohi made them?? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    And those chocolate parcels and puffs…. If there’s anything i LOVE in baked goodies, its a croissant… and these look really professional! take a bow, smithu…

    say, are croissants good for building iron in blood? πŸ™„ 😎 πŸ˜†

    btw, about the post title… yes yes YES!
    I too have been reminded by mom several times about some fancypants item i have bought for a recipe, and forgot about it till almost expiry! and mom will dish out her usual, “why do you buy it if you didn’t want to make it?!!”

    πŸ˜›

  9. Tell me something. If a particular food item is 1 day away from expiry, do you think overnight something mysterious will happen to it that hasnt happened over the last 2 years, which will suddenly mean that the item is not eatable as soon as the expiry date arrives?

    I have often wondered. In my opinion, if something approaches expiry date, we should not eat it from atleast 1 month before the date. And if you can eat it one day before the date, then you can eat it one day after as well! πŸ˜‰


    I am sure we can eat it one day after the expiry and still survive πŸ™‚ But this particular thing has only a 7 day life, so I did not want to take any chances :

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