“Umm… I don’t think these are good anymore.”
This was the statement that spilled from my mouth upon removing a bag of dinner rolls from the cabinet. They were a delicious poppy seed roll in their former life. But now, they are mutating into round furry critters of multiple colors.
In my defense, the rolls were in the back of a dark cabinet where their existence was cleverly concealed by the hundreds of boxed cake mixes I have a tendency to collect and then throw away months after the expiration date. I bet you didn’t know that cake mixes expire, did you? Well, they do.
Trust me, they do.
The purpose of this post is purely educational. Who knew that one host could conceive mold of such a wide variety of colors?
I sure didn’t.
Maybe it was the poppy seeds. Maybe the opium in the poppy seeds caused a chemical reaction, which propelled the mold into some state of rapid growth, which caused yet another reaction, which is ultimately to blame for the multicolored moldy fur that is now keeping the dinner rolls warm at night. Is that possible?
And should I save any of this mold to harvest as an antibiotic against the Swine Flu?
I was just wondering…
I tried my best to get pictures that would do these colorful critters justice.
They probably would have turned out better had I removed them from the bag, but I was not even about to touch these little beauties.
Not to mention the fear of releasing all those lovely spores into the air.
It probably would’ve killed my birds. Seriously.
But can you see the colors?
The oh-so-springness of the robin’s egg blue…
The light mossy green (which I’ve heard is totally “in” this season)…
The vibrant yellow that’s eerily reminiscent of spring pollen…
And the black… black is always in season, isn’t it?
Come to think of it, these match my home decor perfectly!
Maybe I’ll display them in my silver bowl on the dinning room table!
Or maybe not…