Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bugs in my oatmeal

I made a bowl of oatmeal this morning, threw some fresh black berries on it, and was about to pour milk on top, which I noticed some movement out of the corner of my eye in the clear plastic container we keep the oatmeal in... at first, I thought it was an ant, and wasn't too creeped out. Then I noticed more. I remember getting these things in our flour when I was a kid, though our flour wasn't in an airtight container. All the same, I couldn't eat the oatmeal I had just made (though I did salvage the black berries).

I'm going to pretend that the bugs (and larvae) weren't in there yesterday when I did eat that oatmeal.

Guess we get to clean out our pantry tonight! Ah, so nice to be back from vacation.... ICK!

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  1. My understanding is the plastic containers are good, but they just contain the weevils or flour bugs or whatever to the container. Grains will eventually go bad--the little buggers are from the farm, it's just a matter of time. Better than not having oatmeal at all. It's the lesser of two weevils.

  2. Yeah, I remember that from the flour going bad when I was a kid. Still, very creepy! This morning's batch was free of bugs.