Our spice cabinet was very unorganized and Deborah could never find what she was looking for. She got little bins for the spices, but nothing fit and we still couldn't find what we were looking for.
Finally, she solved it. She labelled the bins, so everything had its own place. I was planning to make a holiday dessert and I checked the labels on the bins. I saw labels that said cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. I thought I was doing fine.
When I started to make the recipe I did not take out all of the ingredients. I was just getting them as I needed. The very last spice I needed was nutmeg. It was not in the bin. I checked the other bins to be sure. No nutmeg.
This is not the spice to run out of the day before Thanksgiving.
The dessert would have been fine without, but I really like nutmeg. With everything mixed, I turned off the oven and went to the store. No nutmeg.
There was pumpkin pie spice which had nutmeg in it. It also had cinnamon and ginger, which we were already in the bowl. I headed to another store.
I was trying to decide how many stores I would go to for the nutmeg. Luckily, the next store had it.