Day seven in my “Leaving Loveland” challenge.
When we moved to Loveland in 2013, we were discouraged to find that this town of over 70,000 people had no Thai restaurants. Now there are two that I know of, and Bai Tong, within walking distance, has become a favorite date night destination. Today we met friends there for lunch (it was Nathan’s first day not working full time anymore!), and I thoroughly enjoyed my Panang curry with brown rice (and eagerly await the next time I’m hungry when I can finish my leftovers!).
On the last day of the month
I cook my stash of vegetable peelings and potato water
Into broth for next month’s soups and stews and gravies
Bake the heels and crusts of bread
For crumbs for next month’s casseroles
Gather the nearest-to-perishing perishable food
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Search the pantry and the freezer
For whatever can fill out this day of meals
Made of remnants
Nothing is wasted
Yet this feels like abundance
These meals like generous gifts
As we linger after dinner
Filled to satisfaction in body and soul.