Learned two lessons yesterday. One - There's a lot about cooking and chemistry I don't know.
And Two - NEVER cook milk on the stove top if it's starting to go sour. Here's the story behind it.
Before I ever pour milk into a bowl of cereal, I take a whiff to make sure it's still good since we all know there's almost nothing worse than taking a spoonful of delicious cereal goodness with nasty spoiled milk. So yesterday was no exception. I took a whiff and could tell the milk was starting to go a bit sour. It had that kind of fruity smell, but still seemed like it could be salvaged. So I thought, maybe if I heat it on the stove top to make cream of wheat it won't be as noticeable.
HOLY COW I couldn't have been more wrong. Not only did the milk start to curdle, but the smell went from slightly sour fruity smell to straight up PUKE smell and permeated the whole friggin' downstairs. Super dang nasty.
Note to self - never ever ever heat up milk reaching it's expiration date on the stove. ew.