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Friday, May 25, 2012

When Dinner Gets Interesting

Last week I announced to Mr. Décor that I didn’t plan on moving the contents of our panty or the back up pantry. (Our back up panty is a small cupboard devoted to canned goods and staples.)

Canned goods weigh A LOT!  So nope, I’m not gonna move them. 

I continued on with the conversation.

Me: “So, that means that dinner around here is about to get interesting.”

At that moment I saw a twinkle in Mr. Décor’s eye. I could tell that it was on the tip of his tongue to say “How is that different from any other night?”

But Mr. Décor is a smart man who knows that I know where he sleeps. He also knows where he doesn’t want to sleep.

So he instead said, “Ok, sounds good.”

Now, someone tell me what to do with all these beans.



openid said...

If you have some cans of kidney beans and diced tomatoes, I have a great recipe for spicy turkey chili. It's healthy too. :) If interested, I'll email it.
Your Friend,

Patti said...

I think it would be really interesting if you took off all the labels, and dinner would be that you grabbed 2 or 3 cans randomly and then you made dinner. Could be a real hit or miss!

My Cottage Charm said...

I bet you create some of the best meals you've ever had from those foods! Necessity promotes creativity! ;-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

If you have pork and beans and kidney beans, I can give you an amazing recipe that was my Grandma's.... cheapest and YUMMIEST meal you will ever ever have!!! YUM!!!!

jeanetteann said...

Thats a lot of canned food,does it have use by dates like we do here?

Whimsey Creations said...

Donate them to your local food pantry?

Auntie Em said...

Have you ever tried Black Bean Brownies? A 'healthy' way to eat chocolate! Win-win! :)
Be sure to puree the beans well and use a good quality cocoa or melted chocolate. I found people can't tell the difference.

Sheila said...

I have an awesome recipe for black bean and white corn salsa that is a family favorite at my house and is soooooo yummy. It's healthy to boot. If you would like my recipe email me.

AshTreeCottage said...

Black bean and corn salad for starters. How about adding the green beans to tiny boiled red skins and some thinly sliced onion. Start getting creative or donate them to your local food bank. Donating always makes me feel good. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Susan and Bentley

Liz said...

LOL! Good luck with that! :) The whole beets would be the biggest challenge for us.

The market here is so weird! I can't ever keep up. Is it good? Is it bad?
Their saying that folks are coming in and paying cash!


Sandy said...

I love Pattie's idea of mystery meals, could be so much fun!

Jill Elaine said...

LOL!! What a very smart man Mr. Decor is:) You can tell him I said so!!
Bean burritos, bean soup, bean casserole, bean stew... have you looked online for recipes??!! You could do a series on your blog of bean recipes!!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks like you have a lot to pick from with the can items! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Karena said...

The spinach could be used in omelets or in an artichoke dip. I also like it with fresh grated Parmesan on top, simple yet yummy!

Love the pic of hubby in the doghouse too funny!!

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Debbie said...

OK, first...
I had to read up on your housing status and met your new family member, Franz. I wouldn't have been able to resist the eyes either.

And plus, I have a feeling that God is in the middle of all that. Don't ask me how I know. I just do.

"Give and it shall be given to you, good pressure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over shall the Lord give to your bosom."

(I'm paraphrasing that verse, but it's the one that came to mind. You gave Franz a home, and God noticed. Expect things, Laura.)

I will be praying toward the perfect home for you that I'm positive is going to miraculously appear. The miraculous ones make a better story and God knows you are a blogger. Grin.

As for beans? I don't know... beans and rice? three bean salad? A hill of beans?

Debbie said...

Clearly, I've missed blog land.
Long winded...

Bettyann said...

I say the food bank here I come...

Mimi said...

GOOD for you!!!
I say MAKE CHILI.......make cornbread and beans.....make.....bean smash those pinto beans up and refry!!!!
Oh good for you!!!
Or donate them!!!
Happy Memorial Day to you

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Laura, I've enjoyed catching up on your blog this morning. Congratulations on the house sale -- but BREATHE, Sister. I just know God has something fantastic awaiting your family! Hang in there...

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I agree with the others, food panty. Catching up with you today. I wouldn't have been able to resist that adorable dog either. I know you are stressed but at least your house is sold. I'm hyperventilating because my house has not sold and we need to move in 4 weeks! I think God is teaching us all a lesson in trust.

Little Leslie said...

Very cute post. Thanks for the compliment about my window. It was a fun experience putting it together.
Have a great 3 days,

Natasha in Oz said...

That first recipe for turkey chilli sounds like it could be a good one! I hope you can find some yummy and innovative ways to use up all those canned goodies!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Shelia said...

Well, dump five cans in a pot and call it 'pot luck'! :) Cute post Laura! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Loui♥ said...

Hi Laura..
I'm in the same dilemma as you..
preparing for a move..
in my case, hubby is there already,,
so I've been very creative,,
with using my pantry & freezer goods..
what is left when I go..
will be divided between the kids here..
in the meantime..
I have no set schedule for meals..
I eat when I'm hungry!..
makes perfect sense to me!
warmest hugs..