Saturday, November 21, 2009

unwritten travels challenge

My challenge.

If you have been diving into this book......and if you haven't you should....the very cute and creative authors have made a challenge for us. A challenge for the Thanksgiving holiday. And I'm sure I'm the only one that accepts this specific one.

5. Leftovers in the Refrigerator.

I love leftovers. Wait, let me rephrase that. I LOVE LEFTOVERS. Especially Thanksgiving Leftovers. I often tell my kids, " Do you know why I like to be a grown-up? Because you can eat leftovers or Chef-Boyardee for breakfast anytime you wish!" I don't actually rub it into their faces. I let them eat pizza or macaroni and cheese for breakfast when I am... if they wish.

I know, I know. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My mom served me a home-cooked meal every day that I lived with her. I do it too now with my kids......well, I do it if you consider cereal with milk a home-cooked meal. Actually they are on a boiled-egg kick now. I will boil 6 eggs and they gobble them up and then want yogurt or oatmeal......I digress from my point. But breakfast was always served in my home and made very important.

Which seems weird because I am the total opposition of breakfast. Don't get me wrong, I will eat bacon, eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, any time it is put in front of me. And I will also stand over the stove forever to fix all of those things for any special guest in my house. However, if I had my wish.....I would have wonderful leftovers from dinner every day of the year.

But Thanksgiving leftovers.....they make my mouth salivate thinking about them now. The best Macaroni and cheese ever, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, cold turkey (with the skin attached), rolls, mashed potatoes & gravy. Now that is the best breakfast ever that I can think of.

Which makes me sad about this year. We are now going to have Matt's steaks for Thanksgiving since no one is coming over. Don't get me wrong, his steaks are the savory, delicious, and so wonderful. So wonderful--there won't be any leftovers.

Which means I may have to make some broccoli casserole and macaroni & cheese just for that Friday morning-leftovers sake.


Jenny Ellen said...

Korisa~ You are the first one to take the challenge. I wish you were coming to my house for Thanksgiving. Don't you think that broccoli casserole and mac and cheese would be the perfect side dishes to Matt's steaks. Those steaks are unforgettable. yum.

Kim Kazee said...

Mark and I are here with the girls and no family this year. You all are more than welcome to come over to our house if you would like, I bought a turkey, was going to make sides, and have a friend bringing some desserts and cheeses. I can do it all 100% nut free:-) Or at least come over and hang out and the kids can play!!

Angela Riggs said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Regular breakfast is fine, but "dinner food" makes the best breakfast in my opinion. I usually am not a huge fan of leftovers, but Thanksgiving leftovers are awesome...especially for breakfast. I LOVE to take a leftover roll and make a turkey(yes, with skin) & cheese sandwich, warm it up a little, and wow...oh, so yummy! With my belly too full last night, I still couldn't help but think about having that for breakfast.