What would I do without leftovers? I enjoy all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes and the company and festivity; but the leftovers the next day are even better. And the fact that I don’t have to do all the cooking makes it relaxed and easy. I just warm things up. We always run out of stuffing and cranberry sauce, so this year we doubled up on them. Now we can have the whole Thanksgiving dinner two or three days in a row. Plus, I never tire of turkey vegetable soup. On these cold winter days it’s the perfect thing.

Warmth, comfort, story telling, family and friends: it’s about more than the turkey, isn’t it? I think celebrating holidays is important to the psyche and extracting all we can from the leftovers prolongs the joy. Rather than something to be thrown out or endured for lack of something better, leftovers extend and enhance the happening, and reinforce the idea of why we gathered to celebrate in the first place.


story time

story time

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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