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.

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    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.

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  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!

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    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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