L is for Leftovers at Lunch

work-at-homeWhen I left my office job one of the key reasons was this: I wanted to put a decent dinner on the table every night. No more running to the grocery store on my lunch hour in a frantic effort to head off a dinner disaster. No more greasy carry-out. No more staring into the refrigerator in desperation at 6:30 with three hungry, whiny kids in the background.

I am happy to say that of all the goals I had for working at home, this is one I’ve achieved. We eat healthy, home-cooked food, and there’s a side to this I didn’t anticipate – we have great leftovers.

Most evenings, I squirrel away a nice, lunch-sized portion of whatever we had for dinner. The next day when I want lunch, I meander up to the kitchen and dine on homemade soup, or stew, or the last of the big kale salad – and the last cup of coffee. Not bad.

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6 thoughts on “L is for Leftovers at Lunch

  1. I remember and miss staying home with my babies (not babies at 9 and 6 – they will tell you that). I would cook all kinds of food using the crock pot, grill, oven, you name it. Now that I work full time outside of the home, the fun cooking is relegated to Sunday. One thing I never gave up was dinner as a family every night at the dinner table – NO TV! Sometimes my husband misses it when he’s traveling for work, but we always have dinner together and talk. Love that.


    1. Hmmm, I don’t know…based on some of the conversation (and bickering) at our dinner table, I’ve been heard to say that the family dinner is highly overrated. But maybe that’s just us.


  2. Its interesting: with my two older daughters coming back home in May I’ve decided we’re going to rotate cooking duties and really prep healthy food as a family. I’ve missed doing that (gotten lazy?) plus its a good excuse to be creative at the same time… together. Good conversations happen over food prep!

    You are an inspiration!


    1. And a glass of wine, perhaps? If they’re old enough? I agree, there is something wonderful about cooking together and passing on the knowledge you have. Love it.


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