As I mixed the ingredients on Friday afternoon, I noticed how dirty and yucky my can of baking powder was. Out of curiosity, I turned over the can to see how old it was ...
In case you can't see it, the expiration date says "20 Aug 96." It expired before Taylor was even born! With the assumption that baking powder has a decent shelf-life, I am guessing that this can was bought before Joe and I were even married, in 1995.
Where has it been lurking all this time? I know not. We bought our first house in 1995. Bought our current house in 2000, and moved to Ohio for a year and a half in the interim. And I know that I've had other baking powder cans since then. I guess it's either moved around a lot or sat around a lot.
In case you were wondering, the cookies turned out.
Note to self: Buy baking powder. Immediately.
(Remember my little local grocery store with the outdated goods? Well, they went out of business two weeks ago, unrelated to their outdated goods. I couldn't even make a quick dash to buy more.)