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Too Much Or Too Little

Using Up Leftovers

We try not to waste in this house - especially food, so anything leftover from the previous night's meal may be refrigerated and used for lunch the following day. This especially applies to potatoes. Quite often, I do a few extra the previous day, so there are potatoes in the fridge ready to be cooked next day. My granddaughter and husband both like fried potatoes with baked beans and a fried egg.

I went to make today's lunch for them and there were quite a few potatoes available, probably too many but I cut them all and put them on to fry. The pan was pretty full. Just then my husband came in and said I had used too many potatoes and the two of them would not eat them all and it would be a waste.

Phone call

Lo and behold, our daughter phoned just then and asked if she and the kids could come and play in the garden for a while and by the way, if there was any food going, could we give the kids some!

Just Enough

Instead of too much, we ended up having just enough and everyone had lunch.

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lookatdesktop wrote on April 3, 2021, 1:53 PM

When we end up with left-overs, they end up in the refrigerator. I usually eat seconds so there are usually no left-overs. I think that, since Covid-19 is being mitigated by vaccinations, eventually we can have company over for dinner once in a while and then we won't have any left-overs. Last time my wife cooked bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches, when we had a friend over for lunch, it was only after he ate his that he asked, "Please, can I have another?" and my wife went back in the kitchen and made him another. I would have asked him to help me change the oil after that. LOL

MegL wrote on April 3, 2021, 3:03 PM

Our leftovers end up in the fridge and usually get used next day. BLT is not something I would make very often. My stand by is home made soup. I make a large pot about once a week and boil it up every day. Everyone likes it and it's good nutrition because it's made with chicken stock I make myself in the slow cooker, using chicken carcass or chicken legs or sometimes, even a whole chicken.

VinceSummers wrote on April 4, 2021, 7:27 PM

Waste not want not. It's an excellent principle, even though all too often it is not followed.

MegL wrote on April 5, 2021, 5:22 AM

Hi VinceSummers , good to see you back. That principle was drummed into me from very early in life and I have always tried to follow it.