Leftover Extravaganza!

Some friends and I went to Joe’s Crab Shack for lunch (pictures of doors to come). We wanted to wait until cracking crab legs would be therapy rather than a strain or, indeed, an impossibility.

I ate all my crab — or all of it I could get to — and ended up covered in butter and crab juice from top to toe. I also brought home these leftovers:

The asparagus spears are Sara’s, since she’ll only eat the tips. I left the corn because I don’t fancy holding flaming hot corn cobs with my fingers. I left the sausage, because eating a sausage without a knife to cut it into rounds is a little Elizabethan, even for one covered in butter and crab juice. I didn’t eat the shrimp in the restaurant because they hadn’t been shelled, which means they hadn’t been cleaned, and I didn’t fancy eating the shrimps’ last meals along with the shrimps. I brought home the potatoes because I was full of crab as well as covered in it.

So I had some leftover feasts:

#1 — CLEANED shrimp and salt-and-pepper rice, with a squirt of lime juice and a little cilantro.

#2 — Veg

#3 — Smoked sausage with noodles and peas. This was a two-fer, since Sara ate with me.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Attempting to eat without the proper utensils.



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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  1. Dan Antion

    August 22, 2023 at 7:03am

    Excellent! What a way to extend a meal (and I laughed about the shrimp).

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    • Dan Antion

      August 22, 2023 at 7:04am

      By the way, my favorite way of extending a meal is to put the leftovers over noodles.

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      Marian Allen

      August 22, 2023 at 9:40am

      Sara hates shrimp. She told one of her co-workers that she hates the way they crunch, like biting into a bug. A couple of insightful questions later, it turned out that her ex gave her an unpeeled shrimp and NEVER TOLD HER SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO PEEL IT. Even after she ate it and complained, he never, in all the time they were together, enlightened her.

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