I recently bought a large bag of Bay Leaves, I filled two glass spice jars and still had more than half a bag left! So I took the remainder of the bag to my Mother-in-law and she informed me she doesn't use it! What?!!! Really? I'm stunned........... She said her mother once made a roast with Bay Leaves and it was so spicy the family couldn't eat it. ????? (Swedes). I never thought Bay Leaves to be spicy, is it me? Do you shy away from Bay Leaves? I can't imagine making a soup, stew or sauces without it. I'll have to admit i've never made a Pot Roast with it, but this just seems strange to me. So do you use Bay Leaves?