Leftover to keep, leftovers to toss.
You made it! You cooked, you hosted, you attended, you smiled. . . and hopefully you had some great food with those you love most.
At the end of it all, I was entertained by the divvying up of the leftovers. You take this, I’ll take some of that… we can toss the dried out bits of this other thing. I really loved how easy breezy it went in our Thanksgiving co-hort. I think it went so easily because:
- There was enough, and we all knew it. No one was worried about getting short-shrift.
- We were all satisfied, secure. No one was hungry.
- We all cared about each other. We all wanted each other to be happy going home.
There’s the recipe for world peace. I don’t know how we do it, but I think I’m going to see if I can accomplish those three with bigger and bigger groups.
PS – Don’t beat yourself about any guilt, shame, or discouragement from Thanksgiving. Toss those like the dried bits of leftovers.