Sunday, April 1, 2012

Equivalency Exam

I love to cook. And bake. And mess around in the kitchen. Sometimes with food.
Today Grau and I went to the store and I grabbed a box of saltines because, well, they were on sale. But more importantly, I 'pinned' a recipe for spicy crackers and desperately wanted to give it a try.

Well, the recipe calls for a packet of powdered ranch dressing mix. Which I have, but I don't have. You see, I purchase ranch powder by the BIG shaker container, not the little bitty packets.

Since this recipe calls for one packet, and I had to look up exactly how much  mix was in a packet. Apparently it's .4 ozs. or 11.3 grams
My next problem came when I had to convert .4 ozs into a measurement I could actually measure.
And, by the way, I think labeling a dry ingredient in a liquid measurement form is just cruel. And yes, I understand ounces can be dry or wet, but really? This is a weight measurement. If you are trying to convert a dry packet 's weight measurement into a tablespoon or teaspoon or some other  'regular kitchen' type measuring device, it's a problem.  I mean really- do you have something that measures out grams? I'm not a drug I was severely lacking in the gram department! lol
That's when I went on an equivalency search, and I came up with this website.

So- it appears that .4 dry ounces equals approximately 2 Tablespoons.  That's good to know. (Click pics to make bigger)

Behold the power the the Equivalency Tables!

1 comment:

  1. God bless the internet, holder of all knowledge :-)