Saturday, 6 June 2015

The Upside of Decluttering

I can't be the only one. .   There must be others out there who do it . . .  Please tell me I'm not alone!

Why this angst?  What's my problem?

Just this.  I read wonderful recipes on other people' blogs, get the ingredients, and that's as far as it goes.  

Last year  Tracing Rainbows had a recipe including orzo, a form of pasta which I'd never heard of so I just had to include a pack on my shopping list.  Since last August it has been grinning at me from the cupboard, mocking me that I had wasted money on it.  But revenge is sweet and last night a bottom-of-the-fridge hunt yielded mushrooms, cooked chicken and onions.  I found some broad beans in the freezer and combined the lot with some home-made chicken stock.

The result was incredibly scrummy.

And I feel a little more virtuous because I've wiped the grin off that packet of orzo 

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  1. My daughters friend made an orso risotto like dish with snow peas, asparagus and parmesian a few weeks back. It too was delicious-a nice change from pasta or rice. I've never personally cooked with it but might give it a try-and I'll try to cook before the package mocks me.

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    1. I used some Quarkwhich was hanging around in the fridge (rather than Parmesan) and it was rather risotto-like.

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  2. Is it the pasta that looks like large grains of rice?

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    1. That's the one. One word of caution - I had thought that being so small it would cook very quickly but it didn't.

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  3. hmmm....I seem to have that same package in my pantry. Is that where the snickering sound keeps coming from?

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    1. Probably. The sniggering has reduced slightly in my pantry, there is still quite a loud noise when I open the cupboard door

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    2. honestly, there are some days when I would like to walk through my house with a large rubbish bag and throw everything away and start all over. When we moved to our current abode we only brought what was necessary and it was so nice for a while and then, over time, things kept creeping in and now I just want to move again and leave a lot behind! Not an idea my husband is up for but that is the urge I get when every single nook and cranny needs a good purge.

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  4. I'm glad you have found an upside to decluttering. If I keep going perhaps I will find one as well :)

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  5. Forget the food, I love the pretty plate.
    Margaret P

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