Getting Back to Sane Eating…REALLY?

I’ve been inspired by Kelly Fineman’s writing-avoidance series (start here) to get back to my blog in some form or another. I’ll think more clearly about it in a New Years’ post, but for now, here’s a quick post on the treasure trove that is my kitchen today. My parents visited for four days during which we all relaxed, talked, read, knitted and, oh, yeah…ate. I think I cooked more in the past few days than I did the whole month before. Possibly ate more, too. Luckily, everything worked, with lots of help from my Mom.  And everybody seemed to enjoy the food. Seconds were served. Sometimes, thirds. Still, we have leftovers. Oh, do we have leftovers. Here’s what you would find if you stopped by my house and took a look around the counters, peeked into my fridge.

  • Ham
  • Chicken
  • French-Canadian meat pie, with your choice of gluten-free and regular crust)
  • Cold cuts
  • Praline sweet potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Lemon Bread, Hobo Bread, Gluten-free scones
  • Gingerbread cake
  • Cheesecake (homemade, courtesy of my son)
  • Spekulatius cookies (homemade, courtesy of my mom)
  • Peppermint Joe-Joes
  • Chips
  • Smoked salmon (homemade, courtesy of my brother-in-law)
  • Hersheys kisses
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Licorice
  • Root beer, Ginger beer, Pomegranate Izzies, Raspberry Juice Squeezes, Italian Grapefruit soda
  • Green beans and peas (I suppose SOMEBODY might eat those)
  • Salad (Oh, yeah, at the top of MY list for snacks!)

And all I can think is, I’m supposed to start eating LESS today?

What’s calling to you from your fridge, that you didn’t get enough of in the past few days?


  1. Linda Boyden says:

    Cute take on apres-Holidays, Becky! There is virtually nothing in my fridge as I went to my daughter’s house and she did all the cooking! Nice.


  2. Lani Longshore says:

    It isn’t the food in the fridge, it’s the treats. I told the family that the reindeer had packed in more treats but made me promised to save them for later. We’ll see if they make it out of my sewing room hidey-holes and into the cookie jar.


    • beckylevine says:

      It is a lot of that. Typically, I pretty much destroy the contents of my stocking on Xmas morning. We’d been eating so much, though, for so many days, I just nibbled. Which means…IT’S ALL STILL THERE!!! 🙂


  3. Kelly Ramsdell Fineman says:

    I do not have nearly as much food in my fridge as you seem to, but there are still some Christmas cookies here (rum balls & lumberjacks), and some chocolate-chip pound cake and plain pound cake. M’s birthday cake just got tossed, being more than a week old now and a bit too stale to still be fun. There are some coldcuts, though, and some leftover tossed salad and stuffed shells from the other night (made by Morris’s daughter). And Hershey kisses and M&Ms. (The kids have M&Ms, Swedish fish, Reese’s cups and more from various stockings. Fortunately, they are NOT MY CANDY!)


    • beckylevine says:

      I’m with you on the not stealing the kids’ stocking candy–although it’s not easy! And I would go crazy with your stuffed shells; my mom’s best friend used to make those when we were kids, and I LOVED them!


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