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{Segue} Cleaning out the Cupboards

Part of moving is cleaning out my pantry, kitchen cabinets, and refrigerator. I’m trying to use up what I have already and not buy new items now that I’m less than two months away from the move.

I really didn’t feel like going grocery shopping today, and I didn’t have any of the “usuals” for a meal. So, I perused my canned goods, checked for some recipe ideas online, and came up with a pretty good meal.

I started with two cans of tuna fish, and confirmed that I still had mayonaise in the fridge. I haven’t made a tuna fish sandwich for a loooong time, so I checked for a recipe online. I didn’t have pickles or apples or other special ingredients, but I did see that one recipe added hard-boiled eggs, and I had eggs in the fridge.

IMG_4875Now, it’s confession time: I’ve never hard-boiled an egg before!

What?!

Yep, that’s right, folks. This 29 year-old has never cooked anything that required hard-boiled eggs, and I didn’t exactly know how to get them right (it seems like such a science!). So, again, thank you Internet for your expertise in this area. Between online recipes and YouTube videos, I figured out the best method to boil an egg and then how to see if it was ready. Mom, you’d be proud. Actually, you’d probably be prouder if I had paid attention when you showed us how to boil eggs when we were kids.

So, I had mayo, tuna, eggs, and parsley all mixed happily in a bowl. Another online search for “ideas for English muffins” (I have a bunch of frozen ones) had led me to a tuna melt on an English muffin. Yum, sounded good. I simply placed the tuna on an English muffin and baked for ten minutes. At about two minutes to go, I sprinkled cheese on top (can you ever have too much cheese?). The result was delicious. The best news is that I had plenty left over for another meal like this!

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I had leftover carrots with honey for a veggie, and I cracked open a can of peaches from the pantry for dessert. This was a great meal for a lazy Saturday, and I didn’t even have to leave my house to shop for ingredients. I’d say that’s a success!

Now it’s time to start packing again…

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