Race Against Time
Happy Tuesday, friends!
We’ve been busy beavers over here, cleaning out the house for hours. Our new house in Huntsville is MUCH smaller than our house in Altoona. Basically, when we moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania, we didn’t have to get rid of anything—even things that we definitely should have. We held onto clothes, furniture, kitchen gear—all sorts of things that we didn’t need or use—simply because we had the space.
Well, now (or in the near future), that space is GONE! And so, we’ve been going room by room, clearing out clothing from 1998 (what up, butterfly tank top?), kitchen items we don’t use (do we really need 4 omelet pans? I mean, I guess we could set up our own omelet station when guests stay with us, which would be kind of cool…), and, most importantly, random
shit memorabilia (Goodbye, Alf doll. Goodbye, drinking glass shaped like a boot. Oh, Saved By The Bell board game…I think I’ll miss you most of all!).
Anyway, when dinnertime finally rolled around last night, we were definitely ready for a break. We whipped up an easy stir-fry…and I couldn’t resist doing a little “cleaning out” during the cooking process. We have a pretty full pantry, and we’re trying to eat down our dry goods…it feels like a race against the clock to see how much quinoa, rice, and pasta we can consume in the next month. Tonight, I threw a package of kelp noodles into the stir-fry…that’s one less package to take to Alabama!
Our stir-fry contained: mushrooms, peas, red bell pepper strips, tofu, kelp noodles, and ginger. For the sauce, I simple combined equal parts tamari and stir-fry sauce, and watered it down with a bit of water:
Kelp noodles have great crunch, but they also get nice and plump when they’re sauteed in a little bit of liquid. They were a great addition to this meal!
Okay…more housework on the agenda today. Hi ho, hi ho!