Take it or Leave it

Growing up our family was on the Buddy Hackett meal plan. Hackett, a very funny comedian whose prime years were in the 60’s and 70’s, once stated that in his childhood years they had two choices at mealtimes: “Take it or Leave it.”*

For the next few weeks I again find myself in that situation. I bought myself a couple of 796ml cans of peas soup for $.50 each at the Bargain Shop. I don’t know if I’ll like them, but I will eat them, because otherwise my eating will be even more limited over the next few weeks.

This is always a challenge for me. Often I will cook things and then put the leftovers in the fridge. Then, over the next couple of days they find there way to the back of the fridge where they sit until the begin to take on a life of their own (when it gets to the point where they’re holding synods I know I’m really in bad shape. One of the things I hope to do after this is to try and get to the point where I don’t have all that much in my cupboards. Yes, I know it is good to have some emergency supplies, but other than perishables, I suspect that most of us could make it through several days, if not longer, with what is on our shelves.

* If you’ve never heard Buddy Hackett, just go to YouTube and punch his name in the search box. The segments with Johnny Carson are some of the best.”


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