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White Bean and Garlic Dip and the Yucky Side of Moving…

By May 27, 2011October 4th, 2011Appetizers, Cats, Recipes, Relocation, Vegetarian

Poor pup

Clive looks as if he’s pleading for you to take him away from us. I can’t say that I blame him. The boxes have completely taken over the house and it’s stressing poor Clive out. The cats on the other hand love it, and every box has dents in the middle where the cats have jumped and laid on them.

Felix is ready for Project Food Blog!

They also enjoy climbing into everything. Apparently Felix is ready for Project Food Blog 2011? I hope our moving help appreciate fur with their cold beverages.


The only area that isn’t completely covered in boxes is the “office,” and it’s only because we’re working right until we have to carry the couch out. I feel like we’ve been trapped in this tiny pocket of the house, and it’s starting to get a little claustrophobic. Everything that isn’t getting packed is also collecting on the table and that’s not helping matters any.


Here is the front room. The boxes were originally a lot higher, but it was freaking Clive out so we’ve moved most of them to the bedrooms for now. I really thought we were minimalists until I started packing. Now I’m not so sure. I feel like I should have done more purging, but I don’t know what else I would have gotten rid of?

White Bean and Garlic Dip

White Bean and Garlic Dip

Another easy weeknight meal we put together yesterday, Soup and bread with White Bean and Garlic Dip. We’ve been living mostly on our soup stock and had picked up a baguette on markdown from the grocery store. I came across this recipe a few days ago and knew that the ingredients were just hanging out in the pantry, waiting to be packed into boxes.

White Bean and Garlic Dip

It’s as easy as mashing the beans adding the other ingredients and stirring. As I’ve packed up nearly everything in the kitchen, I did it with a ladle. It’s super creamy and the perfect complement to toasty bread or crunchy veggies.

Tonight and tomorrow we’ll finish packing and tying up loose ends with work and then it’s off to move to our new (to us) home! I can’t wait to show you more pictures and I hope to post them before we lose internet for a day or two. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


  • Katie Lillard says:

    Good luck packing everything Jessica! Can’t wait to see pictures of the house with your stuff in it haha! Your dog is so adorable! He is making sure you don’t leave him at the old house! 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Katie! I am so ready to be there with all my stuff there as well. Clive is very paranoid we’re going to leave him behind, because that’s what his last owners did. He’s not letting us out of his sight, so we’re reassuring him with lots of love and food.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I looooovveeeee Clive and Kitty. I do NOT like moving.

  • Sarah says:

    Moving is such a pain – is it not like picking up everything you own eight to ten times?! – yet exciting as well. Congrats on the new place!

    I also ADORE the pic of Felix in the project food blog bag. Hilarious! I think mine is buried in my closet. I’ll have to dig it out for the summer!

  • Jessica says:

    Haha thanks! I had totally forgotten about Project Food Blog until he did this, now I’m looking forward to Fall, if I can swing doing the competition again. It was intense!