I have to believe that customers make stranger purchases than that...
I know this to be true because I've looked.
Am I the only one that
A loaf of bread. Two cans of Spaghetti-O's. A packet of Hot Pockets. I am guessing single. Hopefully, under the age of 25.
A cart full of produce. Six packages of macaroni and cheese. A bag of flour. Someone trying to feed their family healthfully - however, one fussy hold-out is running around the house. (Been there, done that).
Six cans of cat food. A roll of duct tape. A box of microwave pop corn. Run. Run as fast as you can and make sure that person isn't following you home... (Just saying.)
Fortunately, for all involved, the two cups of poppy seeds were destined for fairly benign purposes. I wasn't quite sure what to expect out of a cake whose main components were two cups of group poppy seeds, a cup and a half of ground pound cake and seven eggs. The ginger and vanilla bean poached apricots - I was not worried about. The cake with the weird ingredients? That had me worried.
Somehow, this oddball, hot mess collection of ingredients came together to form one moist and surprisingly delicious cake. (And one that I would definitely make again in the future.)
My failure to pre-read the entire recipe caused a slight deviation in the finished product (I didn't realize that you were supposed to press half of the apricots into the cake batter BEFORE baking). However, since I was baking the cake the night before I planned on serving it, I have a feeling that my omission worked out for the best (humid weather & soft fruit don't always work out for the best).
Hey, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.