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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dish Out of Nothing


Not a dish out of nothing, exactly, but an attitude my kids started.

About once a week, I take all the drabs and bits of leftovers out of the fridge and set them out for dinner. There might be some refried beans, a bit of beef stew, some ends of garlic bread, oddments of cooked vegetables, perhaps half a cheese sandwich.
Where my husband and I see leftover leftovers, so to speak, my children see a feast. That's what they've called it, since they were little: a feast! They love seeing so many different foods on the table. It doesn't matter to them that they're leftovers, or that there isn't much of each one, or that the foods don't necessarily go well together. They see abundance where we find food that others might throw away, or at least view as something far less than a meal.

Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with so many.


Great idea and a wonderful attitude of your kids Anne. Thank you for sharing it with us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In our house, my children and I call this smorgasbord!

9:57 AM  

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