Events this summer have forced me to do something I've put off for most of my life. Spring cleaning. And while it's definitely not spring, the cleaning must be done. While traveling to my grandmother's house once or twice a year, I took opportunities to go through boxes upon boxes of 'stuff' I've collected throughout the years. Each time I did so, I gathered up things to give away (some I remember… most I don't), things to throw away, and things I would keep forever (or give/throw away the next time around). Well, the universe has spoken, and is apparently quite flustered that's it taken me so long to gather all of my life in one place, and to get over most of it and move on. During the past week, I've taken the majority of those boxes, gone through them, discovered things I needed, thrown out stuff I didn't, lamented over memories I thought I could keep tucked safely away in that little room at Nana's house, and shoved the rest in my closet where I now reside. What a pain! The next and final round of weeding out will hopefully be less painful, although necessary to move on to the next chapter of my life… whether I like it or not.

So I offer all of this personal information to come to the food point; what to do with it? Throw it out? Give it away? Make something out of the leftovers? After all of the parties and dinners and such, what do I do with the leftovers? Fred made those amazingly scrumptious stuffed tomatoes the other day. Any ideas what to do with the rest of it?

I found a few. If anyone knows of any cool blogs or sites out there focusing on leftovers, keep me posted. Enjoy weeding out and transitioning to your next chapter… or dish. Bon appétit!

Here's a start:

The Leftover Queen
Casserole Crazy
Anaerobic Digesters (environmental article)

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