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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Lesser of Two Weevils

I wish I had known about the oatmeal canisters when I bought them at the Commissary.  If I had not trusted in the right of anything bought from a USG facility, I would have looked more closely at the seals on my Quaker Old-Fashioned oats before putting them in my pantry cupboard.

Perhaps if I had investigated even more thoroughly than I already did, I would have found where all of those weevils mysteriously wandering through my cupboards so nonchalantly had come from.  I thought that I had caught them in the pasta and they were dead in the freezer.  The crackers didn't seem too suspect, but you can never be too sure when dealing with the weevils.  Hopefully they won't be too soggy from their time frozen.

Unfortunately, I didn't check and didn't look, and so this morning when I went to my cupboard to find more oatmeal for breakfast, I found more than oatmeal.  Brandon suggested I make oatmeal cookies - with raisins.  For now, the oatmeal has joined the pasta and crackers.  I'll think of what to with it after I've dealt with the laundry, the dishes, Edwin's diapers, and of course the children.

I'm hoping the rest of my week will be better.


PaulaJean said...

Bleahhh. Bugs in your staples are a pain and a waste! You would think that the same place that sells you milk with dancing cows would also have weevil-free oatmeal.

UnkaDave said...

Weevils? Weevils?! We don't need no stinkin' weevils!!
Bugs in your staples aren't as good as staple in your bugs. Go get 'em!

Laura said...

I know what to do! Throw out the oatmeal! Bugs! Ugh!

Brynn said...

I'm with Laura - toss it all. It's not worth picking out all the dead buffers. Yuck!

Ashlie said...

Maybe you should pay Kathleen to remove the bugs one by one... : )

A Daring Adventure said...

Oh DEAR!!! I'm sorry :(

That's a whole lot of YUCKY.