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Damned if you do; damned if you don't

Fixing food that one's spouse does not like is invariably a Catch-22: one is either stuck eating all the leftovers, or one is stuck having to go without a food one likes nearly all the time. I've tried to get around it by fixing likely suspects when we have company, and when I'll have someone besides the spouse to help me consume, but invariably, particularly the first time I make a recipe and don't know how it's going to scale, there are still carloads of leftovers.

I liked the lima bean dip the first, second, third, fourth, and even fifth time. After the sixth, I was getting a little tired of it, but beans are supposed to be very good both for the heart and the memory, not to mention my Scot-Irish frugality prevents me from throwing anything out that is reasonably tasty and hasn't gone bad.

I have lost count of the servings. I am now merely grateful that the lima bean dip is gone. :)

Have been working on reorganizing WG sublistings. The reviews and previews sections are done and up; am still working on the articles sublisting, and have a few other things I want to twiddle around with before all is said and done.


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Jan. 31st, 2002 06:51 pm (UTC)
Now I know you need to read the slob sisters! Instead of thinking about how much you lose by throwing it away, take the opposite approach and think about what you gain by Not having it! You gain shelf space in the frigde, the ability to try a new recipe now that the old ones gone, you've learned a valuable lesson in portion size for that item and you have happy memories of the 5 times it tasted good. You're not really losing anything, you ate and enjoyed it already so you didn't waste the time cooking it and the value of the leftovers is pretty small, you can buy a bag of limas for what, a dollar or so? Isn't just having it gone worth the theoretical 60 cents you may lose?

At least with food you have mold to make the final call for you within a few days. You won't ever have the problem with bean dip like some folks have with 10 year old home pregnancy tests and stacks of unread magazines they are waiting to find the time to read! Ignore the bean dip long enough and nature will make sure you don't keep eating it!
Jan. 20th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
I think this is a wonderful attitude, and I'd agree -- that does sound like a book I need to read!

The good news is that I have taken your advice to some degree in the intervening time since I posted this. My fridge is pretty clean right now. :)
Jan. 20th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
LOL, catching up? I'm glad your fridge is clean. Mine is not but I don't plan to try to eat anything thats down there looking suspicious!
Jan. 21st, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm using this tagging tool to tag entries. It's helping me keep track of posts, so I don't have to dig through five years just to find one thing that I'm looking for.
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