It really hit us this week that we are moving…and soon! The kiddos and I will be heading to stay with my ‘rents at the end of the house so that we can have all of our stuff picked up by movers and put our house on the market. Need to use up more of those pantry staples! We ended up not making it to the grocery store until the end of the week so had to subsist on what we had until then. Here’s how it went:
Sunday: Crispy chicken with chermoula and escarole. Hubby bubby made extra chermoula to use as a marinade for the chicken and it really gave the chicken great flavor. Our escarole had frozen in the freezer so we ended up using baby kale instead and it was great. We ended up eating all of it…no leftovers from this one.
Monday: Friends of ours brought us bean taco soup, salad and homemade bread. Everything was so good! We are a bean loving family so this one was a huge hit. We are definitely going to have to get the recipes! I love homemade bread but never make it…this one might inspire me to start, though.
Tuesday: Spanish stewed chicken thighs with crusty bread. Indian chicken with chickpeas and rice. I hadn’t made it to the grocery store yet so we had the Indian chicken today instead. We had some onion naan in the freezer and garlic pickle in the pantry so we had quite a spread. The garlic pickle we had at Disney wasn’t spicy at all so I didn’t taste test this one before putting it on everyone’s plate. Oopsie! It was quite spicy (perfect for me and hubs!) and the kiddos each accidentally took a bite. Eek! They just drank lots of water and ate lots of rice and chicken after that,
Wednesday: Leftovers. With less than a month before the kiddos and I head out of town so we can put the house on the market I’ve got to get all of my favorite local foods in while I have a chance. Today it was Shish Wraps! Love that place! We are going to miss Simon and Shish Wraps a ton!
Thursday: Red beans and rice…pantry staple! We still hadn’t made it to the store yet…who knew moving overseas would require so much coordination?! We always have the ingredients for this on-hand so this was super easy. Always one of my favorites! The only downside is that the kids are big enough to eat quite a bit and I have a big appetite from breastfeeding so we didn’t have any leftovers. Boo!
Friday: Clam shack-style broiled fish with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que copycat coleslaw and rice. The fish had great flavor and really went well with the Dino slaw. Hannah helped hubby bubby prep the slaw and Ryan was their “taste tester” for the slaw dressing. They both wanted to scoop their own slaw. Made a little bit of a mess but they ate a ton of it! Who doesn’t love the Dino slaw?!
Have you had to tackle a big move that required cleaning out all of your pantry and freezer staples? Do you have any tips for using things up? Thanks for stopping by and staying a while!Connect with Radishes Are Pink on social media: