Well, hello! No, I did not fall of the face of the earth for the last month (oh dear, I guess it’s actually been almost two!). Yes, I have been busy with getting our house on the market (and keeping it sparkling clean almost every moment since), playing with (and cleaning up after) the kids while my husband did his master’s project, obsessively checking padmapper.com waiting for the perfect home to pop up for rent in our soon-to-be-new city, figuring out preschool options for my son, trying to cook (and eat) all the greens from our farmshare that are taking over my fridge… etc. etc. etc.
And it just occurred to me that I haven’t shared our final decision yet about where we’re moving! We’re going to Seattle! It was a close call (Seattle or Cambridge, MA), but Seattle won out in the end.
Anyhow, back to the food. Our menu plans as well as our eating habits have been a bit substandard in the past couple months, but the last few weeks have been better. Now that our house is on the market, I have to schedule any cooking that will smell up the house (unless it’s cookies), make a big mess or take more than about 45 minutes for after 7pm. It has certainly taken some getting used to, but I feel like we’re finally into the swing of things now. And it helps that we’re not getting a showing every day, too (though it was certainly nice for the house-selling prospects). We’re going for simple, easy and little-mess meals at the moment. I’m taking my chances on Wednesday dinner with roasting chickens and hopefully won’t be foiled by a last-minute house showing.
Do any of you have tips and tricks for keeping the meals frugal and homemade during the process of selling a home? Have you done it yourself? I’d love any suggestions! Continue reading