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It's What You Do With What You've Got


| 6/9/2016 4:42:00 PM


Jauneta StoutSome people have more money, talent and time, but — you guessed it.

The left-over mashed potatoes might be mush for the compost pile, but I chose potato cakes, added some fried mushrooms, an egg, some chopped basil, coated them with flour, fried the cakes in a little butter and the potato cakes made a delicious meal. The crisper drawer of the fridge always has some vegetables almost past their prime. So vegetable soup it is. Just add some soup base and a fresh herb from the herb pot at the back door. It makes enough for several meals. I am aware of wasted food all over the country; what better place to start than at home.

But don’t look in my deep freeze, that’s another story.

Money is a tough one; maybe I’ll need it down the road. I don’t need, but I want a new style sweater from the catalog. I also want to subscribe to a magazine for the neighbor children. Difficult decision.

Talent? What talent, we wonder. Is baking bread a talent? I could share a loaf with a new neighbor I haven’t as yet met. They moved in last winter. There is something blooming in the garden all the time. I could take a bouquet to church. My friend in the nursing home might enjoy some snapdragons.



Then there is time. It not only passes but through the years my daily routine has changed. I take more time for napping, or reading. And I know that’s not all bad. Nobody schedules my day, I’m pretty free to do as I please. What exactly should I be doing with my time? Bible study, listening to a friend or picking berries? Berries I could make into jam and share?





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