14 June 2010

Leftover Seconds ... Or Thirds

Do you eat your kids' leftovers or do you just chuck it down the garbage?  I almost always eat.  Come on admit it, I know I'm not the only one.  Especially when the food is really good.  What's that, can't finish your spaghetti?  Its OK you've eaten enough.  Mama will take care of it.  Woohoo!  Spaghetti!

Some days we have special wallet emptying meals like halibut or sea bass or scallops.  You bet I'm going to eat every last flake of fish that is left of their plates.  I might as well give Gael and Aiden the money to make paper airplanes with if AND hand them matches to burn it if I don't.

To boot, we live in a third world country.  Throwing away food when majority of the population can't have 3 full meals a day should be a bigger sin than gluttony.  I'm no expert when it comes to the religion, but sins would definitely be my forte.

There is no way about it, its a lose-lose situation.   You eat it and you're a gorging pig.  You throw it and you're unscrupulous.  So which will it be?  Tough choice.  Let me think that over with some left over chicken adobo rice.