Let me go on record and say the absolute best television show ever made is NBC’s The Biggest Loser. I love that show. Many times before I have said what an incredible job the two trainers, Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper do. They are very inspirational and have done amazing things to people’s lives.
The other night they had a “What Ever Happened To” episode of “The Biggest Loser” when they brought back prior contestants. It was an incredible show. I thought the timing was very ironic for that show to air the night before Thanksgiving. Coincidence? I think not.
One of the best/worst part of any holiday celebration, like Thanksgiving is dealing with the leftovers. It is the worst if the shindig was at your house and now you have to cram all of the left over food into the refrigerator. It was pretty touch and go with just your own food. But now you must add all the dinner guest’s leftovers and it becomes a game of Tupperware chess.
The best part about it could be…. hmmm, wait not sure if there is really a best part about having all of those leftovers ready to be eaten within a few microwaveable seconds. I think it is way too tempting for most people to handle. I think they can too easily nibble, graze and eat it until it is all gone. Not good.
You know I am always talking smack about my manager Mr. Bricks and how unhealthy he eats. I worry about the little weeble during times like this. Fortunately, this Thanksgiving Mr. Bricks is in Seattle with his family and so he won’t be able to have his own leftover food drama filling his own refrigerator.
When you have a houseful of leftovers your body parts start going to war with each other. They all have an opinion about the leftovers and what to do with them. The conversation goes something like this:
Your brain: “It’s ok to have a just a small portion of potatoes with some warmed up gravy. It was really good yesterday, wasn’t it?“
Your eyes: “Look at how much room is left on that plate. That is not that much food! You should go ahead and put a couple more spoonfuls of mashed potatoes on that plate. Hey add some turkey and leftover green bean casserole while you are at it. Yesterday you had the plate stacked a foot high with food.“
Your conscience: “What would the Greek Blonde girl think?”
Your stomach: “Don’t listen to the brain, he thinks he knows it all. You will be full with 1/2 of that amount of left overs. Trust me. Have I ever let you down?“
Your Brain: “Oh, don’t even go there stomach. You have spilled your guts many times.“
Your Butt: “I need to butt in here…Look, I am having a heck of a time trying to keep myself in those new skinny jeans you just bought. Listen to your stomach and take only 1/2 of plate of food right now.“
Your Brain: “You’re just an ass.”
Your Butt: “Hey, I resemble that remark“
Your Heart: ” I just love you all. Can we not argue and just all get along? You’re going to give me an attack.“
Your conscience: “What would the Greek Blonde girl think about eating all of these leftovers?”
Your Eyes: “Hey, check out that pumpkin pie Aunt Rosie left. It looks yummo.”
Your Stomach: “You just need to shut the fridge door and turn a blind eye to all of those leftovers.“
Your Eyes: “A blind what? Oh, that was cruel. That was a real low blow, dude.”
Your Conscience: “Step away from the ice box. Do not piss off the Greek blonde girl.”
Your Stomach: “Yah, just tow the line.”
Your Big Toe: “Did someone say my name? If so, you nailed it?
Your Brain: “No that was T-o-w, not T-o-e.”
Your Big Toe: “Ok, my bad.”
Your Hips/Legs: “Most leftovers are fine. Anything but cottage cheese.”
Your Brain: “I think I will just freeze this food so I am not tempted to eat it all now.”
Your Butt: “Thank you Brain. You are smarter than I thought!”
I’m not making this crap up. You all know it really happens. Whenever me and my sisters did not finish all of the food on our plates my Mom would always say that our eyes were bigger than our stomachs.
If you were unlucky enough to end up with a refrigerator full of leftovers the best way to deal with them is to put them in the freezer. That way they won’t just be staring at you when you open the refrigerator door for the next week! Out of sight, out of mind. And your conscience would then add…. better yet, out of stomach!
Have a great day!
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