And So It Begins…

Hey guys! Thank you all so so much for your sweet comments and congratulations about the new house! I am so excited/nervous/anxious that I don’t even know how I’m going to make it the next few weeks!

I realized something last night that I’m sure will keep me nice and distracted until Move Day…eating down some of my food hoardage in the kitchen! Up until this past week, I haven’t given any thought to the day where I would actually sell this house and move, so I’ve been buying groceries, cooking to my heart’s content, and refrigerating/freezing leftovers. Let’s just say that for the next few weeks, meals are going to have to get a little creative…and so begins the Clean out the Fridge Challenge!

I think I got off to a pretty good start with today’s breakfast and dinner.

Anyone for a sweet collard greens smoothie?

I think this bowl actually beats out the last green smoothie bowl I made using spinach. It was so sweet and creamy! I just kept adding things to the food processor and out came this magnificent bowl!

Sweet Collard Greens Smoothie Bowl: (serves 1)

  • 2 handfuls chopped raw collard greens
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used a vanilla flavored whey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

Combine all ingredients and blend until creamy! I topped mine with some honey almond granola that I picked up on my last trip to Whole Foods and a plump and pretty steebie!

I was super busy after work today! I met with my realtor to talk about some things and give her my carpet/hardwood selections, dropped off my…ahem, overdue…library books, AND got to pick out my stainless steel appliances for the new house! The only thing that I’m lacking is a washer and dryer. Guess I’ll be stalking Craig’s List the next few weeks!

When I got home, a much-involved dinner menu was the LAST thing on my mind! I decided to take advantage of some leftovers and had a great tasting dinner in about 15 minutes!

BBQ Tuna Melt with Steamed Broccoli & Tomatoes

I took out a cooked tuna steak from the freezer a few days ago and let it thaw in the fridge. I cooked a batch of them up a few months ago (plain and simple pan fry with salt and pepper) and just froze them individually for when a quick dinner was needed.

All I did was top a piece of whole wheat sourdough bread with half of a tuna steak, sautéed red onion, Trader Joe’s all natural bbq sauce, and a slice of muenster cheese. Then I popped it under the broiler for a couple of minute until the cheese got melty and gooey!

Dinner was FANTASTIC! I’ve done similar dishes with chicken, but the tuna steak so much better and it went perfectly with the sweet and spicy sauce!

The broccoli I simply steamed and tossed with tomato wedges in balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper.


So I’m thinking this challenge may be sorta fun! Ha, yeah ask me how I feel the in 2 1/2 weeks when I’m eating mustard and crackers!

But ya know what is the best part about living in a house that’s no longer on the market? No more house staging! Every morning I would get up and get ready and then do the dishes, make the bed, sweep the floors, and be sure that EVERYTHING was in its appropriate place….I was tired before the day even started! Not anymore! This morning, I left cabinet doors open and dirty clothes on the floor…just because I could…then I picked them up as soon as I got home because I’m a bit of a clean freak! 😉

Do you make your bed every morning?
I never did before I put the house on the market, but now it’s a habit! I made it up this morning without even thinking about it!

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