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Sunday, May 26, 2013

We're Moving & My Kitchen Challenge

We move a lot; sometimes, I think we should invest in our own moving van.  It's not an intentional thing, our moving, it just sort of happens - for mostly work related reasons.  Such is the case for latest move.  A year ago we came to Edmonton, AB when S accepted a promotion.  Now after another promotion, S will be traveling for work on a regular basis and I will be squatting with family and meeting up with him as often as possible.  Eventually we will figure out where we will be living....eventually.

So here I am, again, boxed up.  All my worldly possessions locked in a storage unit, waiting for the moving vans to haul it away.  I am down to the bare essentials for a few weeks:  1 - XL nonstick skillet, 1 - spaghetti pot, 1 - electric kettle, 1 - coffee maker (I use a Melita cone carafe - I refuse to part with it.  *refuse*), 1 - coffee grinder (again, *refuse*), 2 - odd sized bamboo/plasticy bowls, that also double as plates - they've made appearances in my last few posts because they're all I have left(!), and my backpacking kitchen pouch (complete with Lexan eating & cooking utensils).  Our mattress is on the floor, and we have 2 outdoor chairs in the living room - most times occupied by Duke & Notch.


My Kitchen Challenge is to use up as much of my pantry as possible....kind of like an episode of Chopped.....Today's mystery ingredients:  Pork Pate, Canned Pumpkin, Brown Rice Couscous, and Raspberry Preserves (God, I need a hobby).  That's the randomness I have to work with.

This is what's in my kitchen
Of course, I have so many cool ideas to try....and then realize my food processor, blender, stand mixer, etc IS IN STORAGE!!  So it's back to basics for me, for a while; mixing and kneading by hand, mincing garlic without a Microplane (the horror...but the fingernails are happy), and chopping with a terrible, terrible paring knife.

So far I've made:  Sunny-Honey No-Bake Cookies,  Buffalo Chicken Patties with Blue Cheese Slaw, and Scrambled Eggs (notice they're all pictured in the same bowl?)

On deck this week:  Baked Sole with Carrot & Parsnip Fries, Garlic Edamame, and 5 Minute Marinara Sauce....then things are going to start to get complicated.

Thanks for reading!  Although an it's an unconventional move, we are both super excited!

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8 comments:

  1. Oh moving is fun, except for the actual moving bit, shou,d be some interesting meals! Newest follower on the blog and social media :)

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    1. Thanks, Mel! This is our 6th move in 10 years...we almost have it down to a science. It helps that we don't hoard, too :)

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  2. Super excited too!

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  3. All the very best with your move Kim. The dog and cat look real comfy! Great shot. I like how everything is neatly arranged in your kitchen.

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    1. Aw, thanks Judy. I cannot tell a lie....it isn't alway that neat.

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  4. Moving is always such an ordeal for everyone. Best of luck with the move.

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  5. Best of luck with your move, how fun :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ...

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  6. I am actually at my happiest when moving, but haven't for the past 20 years! Love all the packing and unpacking ... Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party ! {No idea how you manage without at least your food processor :/ }

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