Saturday, September 22, 2007

Giving Away Food

I find that it's best--and easiest--to keep very few junk foods in my home. Sure, the occasional indulgence finds its way into my cupboards. But by keeping sweets and treats to a minimum, I have fewer temptations when I'm struck with the urge to raid the refrigerator.

As a result, whenever Hubby and I host a party or BBQ, we often pass off leftovers to our friends. Last night (after a dinner party), I ended up giving away:
  • 8 pieces of lasagna
  • 2/3 loaf garlic bread
  • 2/3 strawberry pound cake
  • 3/4 apple pie
It's not unusual for us to give away meats like bratwurst, snacks like pretzels and chips, desserts like cookies and brownies, and even veggies such as corn on the cob. If I didn't give it away to guests, I'd end up either a) eating it, or b) throwing it away to avoid the temptation. So this way, at least someone gets to enjoy it.

Have you ever thrown away or given away food just so it won't be in the house to tempt you?


the veggie paparazzo said...

Yes! I do the same thing at the end of parties. And if I do keep anything, I put it in my chest freezer so that we can pull it out later when we are sure we want some.

Cory said...

I have, in fact, done this same thing. And I have turned people down when they try to give food to me! However, if they ask a second time my husband takes it to make them happy. Then neither of us eats it and I throw it away, or I end up eating it myself!

Fatinah said...

I do that also....deserts I give away so that I won't eat them, although to be honest, very few deserts actually tempt me. Often I give left overs to my mom for her & her hubby to take for lunch so they don't have to make anything. They work quite hard and it saves them some time. But, more often than naught, I put them in individual containers as a mini meal and freeze them for my own lunches....