What the heck are leftunders? Well, you know that food that you cook but don’t eat all up are called leftovers. So what do you call food that you start to cook but have to put away before the cooking is done?


The night before last, I was happily cooking supper when a thunderstorm blew up. That’s okay: I’m not afeared of thunderstorms, as long as I’m not out in them and they’re not too close and not too noisy.

Then the power went out.

It was only out for an hour, but that was long enough for us to get hungry and eat cold sammiches.

dinner1So I put the leftunders away.

Last night, I got them out again and finished them up.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to roast the half-boiled potatoes and make nice crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside English roast potatoes, or if I wanted to finish cooking them, drain them, add crazy amounts of vegan margarine and shake the stuffing out of them. So I did some of each.

dinner2I fried onion, mushrooms, and slivered almonds in some olive oil, added some (canned) green beans and Mrs. Dash onion and herb seasoning.

A couple of cherry tomatoes made a surprise special guest cameo appearance.

And that, children, is what vegetarians eat when they’re being vegetarians.

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies on the subject to non-soggy tomato pie.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A power outage causes an inconvenience.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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