Sunday, December 6, 2009

Truly Awesome: Thanksgiving Leftovers

My friend Melissa has a series on her blog that I really enjoy. Every so often she writes about things that keep Melissa alive. Apparently there are exactly 364 things that sustain her life, of which she has (as of the writing of this post) revealed ten.

I thought this was an excellent idea. I have decided to shamelessly steal it. However, to make the plagiarism less blatant I am changing the title. I will be writing about things that are Truly Awesome. You can know in your heart that these things also help sustain my life.

One of the most truly awesome things in the world includes all leftovers from Thanksgiving. This is the first year that I've enjoyed those leftovers in all their glory. We generally go somewhere else for Thanksgiving, and while we always contribute a portion of the dinner (and thus get to keep those leftovers) we have never made all of the dinner within my family.(at least that I can remember) Well, this year my wife in her infinite wisdom decided to change that. We went to my grandparents for Thanksgiving and had a great time. But the next day Robyn cooked a turkey and made stuffing and mashed potatoes and all the other glorious foods that are traditional. We had a few friends over and had a magnificent dinner, but more importantly we had amazing leftovers.

There's just something about the turkey sandwiches and the microwave warmed potatoes that are still swimming in gravy that feels my heart with gladness and takes away all my sadness. It eases my troubles, that's what it does.

I finished up the last of the turkey with lunch today. There's maybe one helping of potatoes left. It's the end of an era. But I'll be spending Christmas with the Wrights this year and the word on the street is that the food there will take me to a whole new level of joy. It sounds truly awesome.


  1. I am glad that I was able to fill your heart and stomach with gladness. I might have to look into having some leftovers for Christmas too. How does ham sound?

  2. I totally agree. Thanksgiving leftovers make me sooo happy. I love Thanksgiving sandwiches as well as big plates of the same dinner. This year our leftovers were long gone before I even came back to Provo!

  3. thanks for shamelessly stealing my idea. :) I think all blogs should be about the things people love most.

  4. There were many years that we would come back from the extended family parties and cook another turkey for this very reason -- leftovers.

  5. I love putting Thanksgiving leftovers in a sandwich maker and making triangular shaped sammies!

  6. I love the picture--I know your food really looked that good.

  7. I hope your Christmas yumminess worked out for you too.


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