Weird things happen when you move. You search through your cupboards and realize it’s time to start eating up all the stuff that has just been sitting there.
You know, that stuff that has been there so long, it sticks to the bottom of the shelves. The stuff that you’ve forgotten is there….or wonder why you bought in the first place.
Then, you end up doing strange things. Like having a new appreciation for relish that you have leftover from last summer’s barbecue. Surprisingly it doesn’t go bad….and even more surprisingly, it tastes really good on just about everything…including scrambled eggs. Who wouda thought.
Your lunch consists of interesting combos like green smoothies (because you have so many frozen fruits and veggies) paired with frozen buffalo chicken wings (that you stuck in your freezer for apps on football sunday and forgot about).
You make Jello. Eat gluten-free mac and cheese (pretty darn good, why’d I wait so long to eat it?). And donate six jars of salsa to your sister’s birthday party this weekend (why did I have so many?).
And then you find yourself with random ingredients and realize you should start baking. That’s more fun than packing anyways.
This weekend, I found myself with a mix of quinoa, oats, almond butter, dried cranberries, flax, and a few other cupboard things. And from the blog posts I’ve been reading lately, this sounded like just the perfect excuse to bake quinoa cookies.
I won’t go too far into the recipe because it’s similar to the one that Katie at Yes, I Want Cake posted the other day, but all i will say about it is- if you haven’t made quinoa cookies, YOU MUST TRY IT. Do not wait until you move and have to clean up your cupboards.
I just threw in quinoa, oats, applesauce, almond butter, and some dried fruit/chocolate chips, plus an egg and a couple other good things.
Then, plopped them onto a cookie sheet and baked for 10 minutes or so.
And out came quinoa-oat cookies! They’re sweet, but not too sweet. They’re more like a snack or breakfast type cookie instead of typical dessert. But don’t let that fool you. They’re so good that they’re all already gone.
I’m making more.
I just already used up all the ingredients, so it’ll have to wait until next month.
And now that my cupboards are almost bare, I guess I’ll have to finally start packing the closet…..I’m only moving a mile away, but moving’s still moving.
-Have you baked anything good lately?
-Eaten any random combos? Like relish or hate it?
-When’s the last time you moved?