King Tom Vs. Leftovers

I like to eat.

I like to cook.

But I hate leftovers.

In the past week, I’ve done a lot of cooking; flank steak, spaghetti and meatballs, trout and a chicken bouillabaise. And it was all very good.

And with the exception of the trout, we’ve had leftovers of everything. So the past few nights have been leftover-filled (with the exception of Sunday, where we had spaghetti courtesy of the Civee’s mother). On my way home tonight, I was dreading tonight’s prospective dinner-leftover spaghetti. Not that it was bad-it was some damn fine spaghetti and meatballs. I just wasn’t feeling it today.

Luckily, in the mail we receoved a buy-one, get-one free coupon from our friendly neighborhood Chipolte (although it was puzzling, as the Grandview Chipolte does not need help drumming up business). I convinced the Civee to go with Chipolte for dinner and save the leftovers for another night.

We weren’t the only customers with that plan. Half the neighborhood showed up, coupons in hand. And even though the burrito hit the spot, now I’m wondering if it was the right move, as the spaghetti looms for a future dinner, hanging over our heads like the Sword of Damocles.

I’m really hoping for something else to come up for tomorrow. If any of the finer restaurants in Grandview care to throw some coupons our way, it would be appreciated. I may even be able to throw in some leftover spaghetti and meatballs in exchange.

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2 thoughts on “King Tom Vs. Leftovers

  1. I’m not a Chipotle (or Mexican) fan in general, but if I was, you couldn’t get me near a Chipotle – especially if there was a coupon.

    Every time I drive by that Chipotle there is a line out the door – even when there isn’t a coupon. And from what I hear, Chipotle isn’t cheap either. I’m half convinced that Chipotle laces their burritos with angel dust or something.

    On-line is the best place for free restaurant stuff. You can even become a Mystery Shopper, at which point THEY PAY YOU to go to their restaurant and then report your experience on a survey. It’s a good deal. Nothing like getting $50 to spend at Outback or Olive Garden.

  2. I’ll definitely have to check out on-line stuff. Funny…I feel the same way about Outbacks and Olive Gardens that you do about Chipotle.

    As far as fast Mexican food, I don’t think anything could beat Baja Fresh, but there aren’t anymore of those in Columbus.

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