Either because they were rare or expensive or just hold special memories, these feel like extra-special ingredients to us. We feel like they need to be used in an extra-special way, something more exalted and special than just an everyday recipe.
We're starting to feel like we maybe need to get over this idea. We need to just use these ingredients up, enjoy them while we have them, and make room for the next culinary treat that comes our way. After all, some of these special ingredients won't last forever!
Is there anything you've been hoarding? What do you think about using them up?
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