Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pre-vacation Eats

Nate and I are heading to Colorado tomorrow for 10 days, so we've been trying to clean out the fridge of the random and leftover food we have. We have some friends staying at our house to take care of the dog, but I'm not sure they want food like collard greens and leftover dry lentil things.

So for the past few days we've been eating up random things from the freezer, fridge and pantry shelves.

Sunday night, we made shish kabobs using up some veggies we had--like mushrooms, bell pepper and zucchini--and a couple chicken breasts. I made a marinade of garlic, garlic scapes we had from the CSA box, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, rosemary and sherry. With the shish kabobs, we heated up this lentil and pea mix I bought it because it was buy one get one free at Pick 'n Save a few weeks ago (the other one we have is soy bean somethingorother).

Unfortunately, it really wasn't good. It wasn't flavorful and very dry.

At least the kabobs were good!

Then Monday night we made gnocchi with some sauce we had in the freezer. For the sauce, we sauteed the extra zucchini we had leftover and had a side salad. I love gnocchi, and even the dry, packaged stuff you get in the pasta section of the grocery store is pretty good.

Then tonight we ate up all the odds and ends in the fridge--I had half a piece of pizza and half a piece of garlic bread from lunch today, half a panini sandwich from lunch yesterday, some collard greens we had left from the CSA box, the rest of those not-so-tasty lentils (they were even worse leftover) and some chips and guacamole we had opened last night at the Brewers game. Nate had the same, but instead of the panini, he had half a sandwich with the one piece of bread we had left.

This will be my last blog post for at least 11 days or so. I hope to take lots of great pictures of tasty food we have in Colorado, and my plan is to do a blog post on our vacation eats. See ya in July!

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how the creativity really comes out when it comes time to clean out the fridge!

    Have a great time in Colorado!