Dec 29, 2011

PURGE ALL THE THINGS!

A new year is coming.  Also coming is a move, which may or may not put us in a house smaller than this one.  It's pretty likely it WILL be smaller.  What does that mean?

PURGE ALL THE THINGS.

I have so much crap in my house it's not even funny.  It's less than I had when I lived in Omaha, but still, TOO MUCH.  So the next few months will be a Great Purge.  I want to cut the amount of stuff down by 50%.  I have clothes that never get worn, craft supplies that never get used, and papers from 2002.  TWO THOUSAND FUCKING TWO.  It all needs to go.

I started today by moving things around in the back room.  Table is by the sliding door, I brought the glider down from Jack's room, printer moved to by the bookshelves.  I need to get a low shelf to put Jack's toys in.  And a rug, since it's all tile back there.  But I'm pretty happy with it.

The rest of the plan is:

Clean out our bedroom and get rid of all the clothes I don't wear or that don't fit.
Clean out the storage room, move all the fabric, yarn, and equipment (photo and otherwise) into it
Go through the girls' room and get rid of too small or worn out clothes and broken toys
Empty the garage.

I want to have this done by March.  I don't think that's too impossible.

Dec 9, 2011

Make Stuff- Greek burgers!

Not dead, I promise.  Things have been busy.  But that's for another post.

Last night I made the bestest burgers ever.  With homemade tzatziki.  Want to try them?

Greek Turkey Burgers
2lbs ground turkey (can use chicken, too)
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
Greek seasoning to taste (I use the stuff in the yellow can)

Mash it all together and shape into burgers.  I like 'em big, so I will make them 1/4 lb.  I get 8 burgers from this.  Cook them however you like to cook your burgers, till the juices run clear.

Homemade Tzatziki
16oz greek yogurt (or plain yogurt, strained till it's thick)
1 cucumber
4-5 tbsp dill
Salt and garlic to taste

Peel and grate the cucumber.  Put it in a strainer and let all the liquid drain out.  This is best done overnight, but can be squeezed out if necessary.  Mix all the ingredients together and let it sit for a few hours, but overnight is best.

I eat all this on pitas, but I suppose the burgers would make really good meatballs, to be served as an appetizer with the tzatziki.