We have come to the time of year where food waistage reaches a peak. And we need to put a stop to it.
Those tasty leftovers, and small servings that will not keep - don’t “waist” them, throw them away instead. You’ve got enough waist already and you do not need more of it.
And those leftovers that will keep in the fridge, the ones that keep summoning you to the fridge for another tiny sample to place on your waist - throw them away too.
Those of us in the affluent west have been raised with a view that food is hard to come by, and not to be squandered. If there were leftovers it used to be a good idea to eat them. To store them on your waist, not in the waste. That is not true any more. Get over it.
Look in the mirror. Look at the people around you. We all, by and large (pun!), have enough waist for ourselves and for several other people too.
Do yourself a favour this year - don’t waist your food. In the west food is not in short supply - we have too much of it and too many calories in our diet.
If you are worried about throwing away leftovers - serve smaller portions - does the turkey have to be that big?
But whatever you do, don’t waist your food.