I had left over chicken cacciatore for lunch today. I microwaved it for 2 minutes and took a bite – it seemed ok. When I dug down to stir it up the bottom was still ice cold. I nuked it another minute and stirred and then ran it for another minute. It turned out pretty good but I’ve had microwaved leftovers that could frighten a dog’s pallet.
There are a couple rules about leftovers: 1) The food needs to start out great and be appropriate for heating up later. Ex. A quick stop at McDonalds may seem like a good idea when in a hurry but don’t ever microwave a Big Mac and fries. Just trust me. 2) It needs to be fresh – a microwave is not going to help “dead” food with mold on it. 3) Eat it fast before it starts to go downhill. Microwaved foods seem to have a half life and can’t be heated a 3rd time. 4) When in doubt, throw it out. If a fresh run to McDonalds is better than the leftover, don’t eat it.
So….One of the problems in Christiandome is people constantly feeding others old leftovers that are warmed up in the microwave. For my generation, it was choir and quartets on Sunday nights. I could see the mold growing from the back of the church! Fresh food in that period was hippy Jesus music. That sound was tough and spongy when I tried to serve it to my kids.
What are you eating now? Leftover prosperity gospel? Warmed up end times doctrine? Stir fried house church? Grilled King James only scripture? Maybe you are one of the 30-40 somethings that would rather starve than eat another re-heated meal that gave so much nourishment to your parents.
Here’s an idea. Grow a garden with the food you like. Make something fresh and delicious that makes you healthy. Just remember, that no carb diet or vegan diet or gluten free food that YOU love may not be good for your kids in ten years.
Mark 2:22 (NIV)
22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”