Not everyone eats leftovers! Ok for me this was an astounding fact. I thought that leftovers were just a natural given. Apparently in our society we like to waste food sometimes. Why I am not sure. But we do.
It was eye opening when I overheard another mother say “My husband would never eat leftovers”. ” I just throw out any food that is left after our meal”.
What! That was my response in my head. I can’t believe that people throw away money like that so easily.
We are not too good for leftovers. That is if they don’t want to eat it fine, but I am not throwing our money in the trash. Groceries have went up in the past months. I am already couponing and cutting what I can, planning meals etc.
We WILL eat leftovers. That is what I tell my kids.
Our children must be taught not to waste. There are kids in places (even America) who are lucky to get one meal a day. For that reason alone we will eat leftovers.
Our children need to realized the value of a dollar. People work hard for money. To throw it in the trash frivolously is ridiculous.
So many great meals can be planned from leftovers. Such as Roast Beef sandwiches after having roast for dinner. The roast that probably cost me close to $10.00.
If we continue to live this way and not teach our children to “waste not, want not” then if hard times hit they will have no clue how to survive on a tight budget.
It’s ok for our kids to see that we budget our money, buy the groceries, cook the meal and we don’t waste! They will learn to like leftovers. If not……then they will the next time we serve leftovers that it is a LONG time to breakfast. Our job as parents is to teach them to be responsible adults.
Do you eat leftovers?