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I’m In Leftover Heaven (standard:humor, 911 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 14 2018Views/Reads: 315/157Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Even in my spiritual life when God blesses me, there are leftovers people around can enjoy. A life so blessed, blesses everybody around.

I do confess that I enjoy the holiday seasons just like everybody else.
One of the main ingredients I enjoy more than anything else is the 
holiday cuisine. At our house, I must duly confess, it is the best. 

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is the cooking queen when it
comes to all of this holiday food. She does a wonderful job and my job 
is simply to consume as much of it as I possibly can. We both manage 
our jobs quite professionally! 

As long as no dish has anything like broccoli in it, I will eat it and
enjoy it. Broccoli has a way of confusing my taste buds. I'll not go 
into any further detail. 

It amazes me how my wife can go to the grocery store, buy bags of
groceries and turn all of that into the most scrumptious dinner this 
side of heaven. 

As much as I love the holiday cuisine, I must concede there is something
I love more than that. I must be careful how I say this because I do 
not want to compromise in any way my attendance at the next holiday 
banquet in our residence. I have learned through the years as a husband 
to be careful what I say and what I do not say and I must say that I am 
still on the learning track here. 

What is better than a holiday banquet? 

Right here is where I need to walk very carefully. For years, I have
kept this little thought to myself. However, I must come out and 
confess this. No longer can I keep it a secret because it is a very 
important aspect of my holiday celebration. 

As good as the holiday banquet is in our house there is something much
better. I am referring, of course, to leftovers. 

My wife cooks so much that there is always an abundance of leftovers. If
you know anything about my wife, you know she does not throw anything 
away. We recycle as much as possible, which also includes food. To 
throw food away in our house is a criminal offence. You do not want to 
know the penalty! 

Through the years the leftovers have become better and better. I know
that the quality of any leftover has to do with the initial cooking. I 
must say I enjoy that first level of cooking for Thanksgiving and 
Christmas and every other holiday. I have come to discover, however, 
that the leftovers are just as good if not better than the originals. 

I never thought too much about this until recently. The refrigerator was
packed with food left over from our Christmas and New Year's Day 
dinners. The table was set most spectacularly and I, and a few family 
members, set down to stuff ourselves with these holiday vittles. Oh, 
how delicious every bite was. 

I must say I had come to the point, as everybody else around the table
did, that I was stuffed and I could not entertain another bite. 

At this point, the dessert came to the table. Oh boy, looking at that
dessert and smelling the marvelous aroma I rediscovered my appetite. 
When the call came out, “Anybody want dessert?” I was the first to 
respond in the positive. I believe in positive thinking, especially at 
dessert time. 

It was the next day when the reality of all of this set in. As my wife
is thinking about dinner, she asked me a simple question, “How about 
having leftovers tonight for dinner?” 

At the time I did not think too much of it and grunted a positive
response and went back to reading my book. 

In a few moments, I began to smell something wonderfully delicious. The
smell was coming from the kitchen and then I heard a wonderful 
invitation, “Supper's ready. Let's eat.” 

As I situated myself at the table, I began to look around at what was
called “leftovers” and was delighted by what I saw. 

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