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Old 10-04-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Eating the kids' leftovers

I was discussing a fine point of pudding with Corazon...and it seems we both are lid lickers when eating pudding from one of those little plastic cups with the foil lid.

I swear, the only reason I ever had those in the house to begin with was because of the ages of my children at the time.

I loved when my son or daughter asked for a grilled cheese sandwich. They didn't like the crust...but I loved it. I could make a lunch for myself just on their crusts.
I did the same with PBJ.

They never finished their french toast or their pancakes.

A room temperature bunch of french fries is do-able if you put enough ketchup on them.

I don't really mind the uniced bottom of a cupcake.

A chocolate chip cookie from the mall was always too big!

Nothing wrong with the dried ends of a chicken finger...

Am I the only one who has dined happily on her children's discards?? And, I gotta get some new kids...mine eat everything now.


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Old 10-04-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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Love your Posts!...You should do a blog

And yes, I am guilty.....My girlfriends 3 children, along with my Son were all having lunch,(bbq) I asked her daughter if she was finished...she said yes....I reached for her plate......Sandy quickly repled "My Daughter, My Leftovers"!!! We laugh about it today.

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Old 10-04-2006, 07:36 PM   #3
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I didn't finish their leftovers unless it was fruit or something but man, I finished every pan that had 1/2 c of anything in it. Not enough to store and I hated to toss it.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:17 PM   #4
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I think that's when I started gaining weight - eating my son's scraps!!! OK, so I made him 2 sandwiches when I knew he could only eat a 1/2 of one

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Old 10-04-2006, 09:47 PM   #5
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It's a "Mom" thing!!!!!! I would hazard a guess that 95-99% of us Moms do that!!
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:19 PM   #6
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I use to do that when my kids were small..Times have changed however..I donot find french toast that has been beaten to death with a sippy cup and is ice cold and rather damp, appealing Nor is any sammie that has been sucked on going into my mouth You don't want to try eating a banana or what is left of it after Cason discards it...Cookies with out without chocolate chips are hard to collect and eat after sweeping them up off the floor where the kids crumbed them, the dogs likced them then walked away. Never but never, drink milk,tea,water after a kid has taken a big gulp of yours and left you a surprise So you see, I'm with Kitchenelf, make each kid double the amount of food, knowing full well, they will only eat a 1/2 and the rest is fair game.

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Old 10-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #7
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All I have left at home is an 18y/o son. Leftovers, what are they? We have to plate up what we want from the get-go, because once the eating machine starts, he doesn't stop until it is all gone.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:58 PM   #8
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I put an end to the leftovers,I just ate there lunch for tommorow.......................................... ............

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Old 10-05-2006, 01:51 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by VeraBlue
A chocolate chip cookie from the mall was always too big!
Ah, shoot! Who's gonna take care of that huge cookie?

I'm selective aoubt the leftovers of the kids food. I'm not really interested in water with floaties or slobbery zweibacks or pureed foods. I suppose that's what we have the dog for. j/k
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:50 AM   #10
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I do that now, with my grandson - there's times I don't even have to fix my own plate! I'll eat after the nine year old -but not the two year old ! lol

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