Cooking for one has led to the dilemma of left-overs.  My Scot-Irish roots rebel against wasting and throwing away food.  I am good for once and maybe twice with the left-overs--BUT THEN I AM DONE!  I am a firm believer in many things become better with a little time--the seasonings have time to REALLY liven up most dishes with some mellowing but mellow can turn to mush after a while.

I am at a loss in how to plan my cooking so the dish is always empty and no taste has been lost by decreasing the ingredients to make a smaller dish.  The goal of a clean plate is an elusive target.

Why after the third serving--even the dog would refuse the left over remains!

I looked up the definition of left-overs

  1. something, especially food, remaining after the rest has been used or consumed.

  2. and then the synonyms

I began thinking--am I inviting God to my table first---or am I giving Him the leftovers--the residue--the throwback.  My time, my talents, my service, my finances--do I serve Him the First Fruits?  Am I fulfilling my own self centered needs and desires and then as a second thought giving Him what is left?

Do I ask Him to the first seating at my table---or remember Him at the second or third seating?  Am I offering him what is left--that the dogs even turn their noses up at?  OH---Lord have mercy on me!

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce;
Proverbs 3:9


  1. Hi Lulu! What a great spiritual application for an everyday household dilemma. I love that! May I always give him my best ALWAYS. And invite him into my everyday too.

    1. I find myself seeing Him in so many moments that I would think mundane--until He touched them!
      Blessings, Ceil!

  2. Here's a question for you, Lulu: What did they do with all that left-over bread and fish after they fed the 5000?

    God bless.

    1. Well GOSH Victor, after dinner on the grounds, the left overs are sent to the home bound!



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