Oops, there were none. So I trekked out to the nearby Store 24 (tm) and bought a package. I came home opened them up and put them in the bowl with the rest of the stuff. Then I went back to the pantry for the next ingredient: a can of condensed milk.
And you guessed it; there was none. So back to the store for some of that. This time I went with confidence knowing that it wouldn't happen again since this was the last ingredient - I said it was a simple recipe.
I know the Joy of Cooking says to take out all the ingredients first. But what does the Joy of Home Repair say? Who else has made 3 trips to the hardware store to complete a moderately simple task?