Originally Posted by LPBeier
Now the recipes that floor me are the ones that call for "one bag of chocolate chips" or nuts or marshmallows - do they mean a 250 g one or a Costco size!
I am completely turned off/angered by recipes that call for amounts that are not certain. There are 8, 14 and 28 ounce sizes of canned tomato that are readily available in the supermarket. Is the small one the 8 Oz. or are you only thinking about the 28 and 14 ounce sizes so the 14 is the small. Or do you live on another continent so all bets are off.
My anal retentiveness also causes some distress over terms such as, "a small onion". Small according to who? How about, "1/2 C diced onion". I know, I know, it really doesn't matter all that much if there is a little more or less onion in a dish. I'm just sayin'.
While I'm ranting, why the heck aren't we on the metric system in the USA? Nothing could be easier to work with and is it really that hard to learn? It's the decimal system. If you can count money, you can use the metric system. Be glad we're not using the British system of pence, shillings and pounds.
I need a drink.