Tuesday, June 12, 2012

eating through the cupboards, acabant tot que quedi

We change countries twice a year, from Canada to Spain and back.  In Spain, this necessitates a certain amount of emptying of cupboards of anything that might conceivably go off or worse still, attract vermin.  In Canada, it is simply a matter of eating it all up so we haven't wasted money or food, and then we give whatever is leftover to whomever might be interested.  
Canviem països dos cops a l'any, cap a Canada i tornant aquí.  En Catalunya, hem de buidar tot que podria pudrir o pitjor atreure animals.  En Canadà, simplement volem menjar tot per no malgastar ni diners ni menjar.  El que no podem acabar, ho donarem al que sigui interessat.

What it does lead to is some odd meals.  For instance I have an entire package or Wakame (seaweed used in Japanese cooking) and I am not quite sure how to work all that into a few meals.......  Inevitablement, vol dir que mengem algunes àpats, una mica estrany.  Per exemple, tinc una borsa sencera de Wakame - una alga utilitzat per cuina japonesa i no tinc molts ideàs per com podem menjar tot.

I don't know if the kids like or hate this stage, but it is something they're kind of used to.  It is the bag and a half of oatmeal that I think we will never get through.....and the Catalans just don't eat it.  No sé si les nenes les agrada o les odien aquest part del nostre vida, però estan acostumades.  Haig de dir, tinc una i mig borses de cereal de avena, que no acabarem abans de quan hem de marxar, i els catalans, no ho menjen.  

8 comments:

Nomad said...

seaweed oatmeal cookies...

:-)

Doing the same thing over here...

Nomad

elpadawan said...

If it's hermetically sealed, wouldn't the vermin keep off of it?

Beth said...

Does Chuck eat oatmeal? ;)
Good luck with the creative cooking!

thecatalanway said...

sounds like you're off soon - when??

Kx

oreneta said...

I was thinking of seaweed dip?

ElP, ah, but the bags are not exactly hermetic and all but one is open....

No, Beth, that would be a *shudder* VEGetable!

Kate, week and a half......want to try and get one more walk in?

thecatalanway said...

Oh that's lucky I popped in here! I forgot to sign in for comments.
Yes - lets try! sounds like it must be next week as the one after you'll be frantic.
Let me know which day...I am flexible as far as my gym and yoga allows!!!

kx

Sam said...

I like the idea of seaweed oatmeal cookies (I hit a button and I think I erased my original comment) but the kids might hate you for it! LOL! I have a big rubber maid container I put stuff in like that - dry box - as long as the package has a shelf life it stays good and the vermin can't get to it. Good luck!

oreneta said...

Kate, I'll send you an email to try to set it up, OK?

Sam....yeah, some stuff I could, but I also kinda like getting through everything and starting it all out fresh again when we get back, also it is SOME hot here. Holy jeez.