Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Meal That Wouldn't End

I love pumpkin pie. Steve knows this and, being the thoughtful person that he is, bought one for Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner was just the two of us. Steve's not big on pumpkin pie. You see where I'm going with this. Can I actually eat a whole pumpkin pie? Yes, I can. Not in one sitting, but it's only been two days and half the pie is gone. A slice is calling to me now. Pumpkin pie for breakfast. Yum.

Last night, dinner consisted of turkey, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce (and pie). Leftovers. "Yum," I said cheerfully, genuinely. "Thanksgiving dinner #2."

"Yes," Steve said. "And tomorrow night will be Thanksgiving dinner #3."

You see, although it was just the two of us, he sort of cooked for six. I don't mind. This particular spread only comes once a year and I love all of the traditional foods. Thursday night, Steve tossed out the turkey's big breast bone thingy. "Your mom would have frozen that," I said. "You know what she'd say."

"Yeah," he said. "She'd say it makes great soup."

Still he tossed it. I'm thinking he's nearing his turkey limit for the year. *g*

Even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I'm betting there are leftovers of some sort in your fridge. Inquiring minds (meaning moi) want to know... what's the last food you had for two or three days running?

18 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

Mom put the last of our turkey in the freezer last night, but we still have pumpkin pie and buttermilk pie in the fridge. I think those are probably the main leftovers we still have.

Anonymous said...

You mean besides coffee?? :) Pizza. My kids work at pizza places. My ex owns a (different) pizza place. We are awash in pizza. It's like living in a college dorm, but alas, without the beer...

I had pizza for breakfast on Thanksgiving. I'm sure there's a rule against it somewhere.

Anonymous said...

The thing I usually make for two days is pasta sauces.

And I have too much pizza as well; it's not fun cooking for one person every evening. :)

Jordan Summers said...

Yes, currently we have spaghetti and brownies left over. *ggg*

Beth Ciotta said...

Buttermilk pie, Tori? That's a new one for me. I'll have to look that up.

Constance, I have three words for you. Pizza. Coffee. Heaven.
Oh, and I have had pizza for breakfast. Pizza-Rebels-R-Us.

robynl said...

How about homemade Hamburger Soup. The recipe makes a big pot full and we eat it for at least 3 days. Yummy.

Beth Ciotta said...

Gabriele, what kind of sauces do you make? And again, yay, for pizza! :)

Jordan. Spaghetti and brownies??? From thanksgiving? And I thought Constance and I were rebels. :)

Beth Ciotta said...

Robyn, Hamburger soup actually sounds good to me. I love all kinds of soup! Is it like chili? Or more of a beef broth. Are there veggies in it? My mom used to makea big pot (vat) of Soup Beans (kind of a thick bean soup) and cornbread. That lasted three days, too. :)

chryscat said...

I am so obviously a mutant. We went to my Grandpa's house. I didn't bring one leftover home. I didn't cook. Nothing.

However, for Christmas I will bake AND cook. And there will be pumpkin pie aplenty. It's the only time of year that I feel absolutely no remorse for eating pumpkin pie with whipped cream for breakfast.

FeyRhi said...

When I make stuffed shells it is around for a couple days and is considered lunch, snack, and dinner. I've been known to sneak a cold one out of the fridge for breakfast LOL.

No matter how many pans I fill my husband always stands there asking if that is all I am going to make. Which is why I don't make them often.

Beth Ciotta said...

Not a mutant, Crystal. Smart. :) As for the pumpkin pie, do you make them from scratch??

Feyrhi, you must make excellent stuffed shells. Hubby can't get enogh, plus they're yummy enough to tempt you to eat them for breakfast!

Anybody else getting hungry? I could use a snack. Excuse me...

chryscat said...

Beth,

If by "scratch", you mean frozen pie shells and pumpkin from a can...then yes I do. ROFL
Grins*

Beth Ciotta said...

You're my kind of girl, Crystal! Heh-heh. :)

Jennifer Elbaum said...

Send me pie!

My mother-in-law doesn't do pie (yes, I KNOW there should be a law against it!!). Every year I go into pie withdrawl listening to everyone talk about their Thanksgiving pies. :-(

Anonymous said...

Hey, I can actually cook. Pies from scratch, homemade spaghetti, ravioli, tortellini, manicotti, lasagna... but nobody appreciates homemade anymore, not in my house. Silly teenagers would rather microwave something. It's faster. Gagh! All grandma's training for naught. :)

ElsieHogarth said...

I'm with the group with pasta and sauce. I can eat that any time-24/7. But Beth, I with you and the pumpkin pie. I've got a pie all to myself. I think there's only 2 slices left since I've had it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack. I just love it.

Anonymous said...

Beth, it's mostly variations of Bolognese and cheese sacues.

Beth Ciotta said...

I appreciate homemade food!! That's it. Next year we're all going over to Constance's for Thanksgiving. Jen, maybe you, Elsie and I--the Jersey girls--can car pool. Don't know what kind of pie Jen wants, but Elsie and I vote for pumpkin. Constance if you make the pasta, maybe Gabriele can fly over with her scrumptious Bolognese and cheese sacues. I hope you don't mind a hosting a rowdy bunch of read readers and writers. :)