Saturday, July 16, 2011
Happened by SANDIEGOJOHN's Blog/Spark Page today.... love his stuff and his promoting of others' equally good stuff....
Anyway, he was talking about being real. Here's real for ya.
There are dinner and lunch leftovers in the fridge. Why am I the only one that feels that we should eat leftovers? Rather than burying them in the back of the frig for a couple more days so that they spoil and then we can throw them out with a lesser amount of guilt.
Didn't your mama preach to you about all those starving children in Africa when you were letting good food go to waste (or not eating your veggies, or had not finished every morsel of food on your plate)? Now that I am older and wiser, I do recognize it for the big guilt trip that it was. Whatever it takes to get the kid to do what you want?
Anyway, I am not working right now. Money is tight. Times are tough. Food is getting more and more expensive. Why am I having to throw food out? Why does everyone in this house refuse to eat leftovers? I would understand if the original meal was pretty bad to start with. Yep - I make tragic cooking mistakes sometimes....I can in good conscious throw those away.
But does anyone else struggle with this? I made my Dad the fresh lunch that he requested - a sandwich. Fine. I really wanted a nice salad with some protein on top but there are all these leftovers. If I don't eat them they will get thrown away. So instead of the salad I should have had - I had leftover turkey loaf, leftover cheesy mashed potatoes and leftover sugar snap peas. (Almost 800 calories VS about 400 for the salad)
Why do I have to be the Leftover Queen?
Does anyone else struggle with being thrifty/ecomonical/green VS fresh/healthy?
I'll stop my whining now.....and next time I am going to try to simply forget about or valiantly block out thoughts of all those starving folks, dump the leftovers, and make my fresh green salad.
..... if I can live with the guilt!
"Waste not, Want not".....I am so confused!