[Sca-cooks] OT OOP What do you call ... leftovers

Kathleen A Roberts karobert at unm.edu
Wed Aug 29 09:29:04 PDT 2007

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:21:21 -0700 (PDT)
  April Page <alpage1225 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

when i was a kid (late 50's, early 60's), we would save 
all the leftover bits and finish them off for saturday 
night supper.  chow mein, liver and onions, salisbury 
steak, peas, potato cakes from leftover mashed potatoes... 
all kinds of combinations of dibs and dabs.  i sincerely 
think it spoke of rough times in the depression and in the 
old country (hungary) when nothing went to waste.

for some bizaare reason, my irish father called it 
'leftover for meddlers'.  go figger.

nowadays, if it's not worth a half a meal or lunch, it 
becomes a kitty-feast.


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W. B. Yeats
Kathleen Roberts
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