(Closed) Leftovers?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you have leftover love in your household?
    I love leftovers, he doesn't : (23 votes)
    26 %
    He loves leftovers, I dont : (13 votes)
    15 %
    We both hate leftovers! : (8 votes)
    9 %
    We both love leftovers! : (45 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    He loves leftovers and refuses to let anything go to waste. I can barely eat my food after it’s cooled down!

    I think it was because I grew up as an only child and a latch-key kid. I was in charge of most of my own meals and most of those were leftovers. Now that I am a Big Kid, I want to eat whatever I want!

    Post # 5
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    88 posts
    Worker bee

    Becuase I work off hours (3-11 pm) I don’t get to cook us dinner as often as I would like. I do, however, make large amounts of food for the week and we both eat them for dinner seperately.

    Is it my favorite to eat the same thing a few nights in a row? No, but it sure saves $$$.

    Post # 6
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    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    Pengy, I’m with you on this. My family also made meals with leftovers in mind. I love, love, love leftovers. Unfortunitly with Mr. Sushi around, I don’t think that’s ever going to be an option. He’s a bottomless pit. Seriously. I can make a meal for 6 for just the two of us and he will eat 5 portions. He has a metabolism that all us gals would die for.

    Post # 7
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    My fiance thinks leftovers are amazing. I like certain leftovers, but I do not like leftover meat. It just doesn’ttatse the same.

    Post # 8
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    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    FH is a big fan of leftovers and i’m indifferent.

    i grew up in a household where dad cooked almost all the meals for the week on sunday. we all had different schedules in my house growing up so we all seemed to eat dinner at different times so there always had to be leftovers or ready to eat meals in the fridge. and when i started learning how to cook, it was always for a big family like mine so there was always A LOT of food. it’s been hard having to adjust to just cooking for myself or me and FH.

    we’re also asian, so there’s that "don’t waste food" rule in our households. he’s a big fan of "surprise" omelets and casseroles. i’m a big fan of the whole smorgasbord thing myself. FH also likes to mangle everything into fried rice!

    Post # 9
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

    We are total leftover people and try to cook enough to pack for the next days lunch. We are sucessful about 3x a week, which I think isn’t bad…

    Post # 10
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We adore leftovers! I have to say my favorite is a big honkin turkey just like Thanksgiving!! Turkey soup, turkey omelette, turkey sandwhich, turkey everything!! MMMMMMMMM TURKEY!!

    I’m also a fan of plain rice. You can do anything with leftover rice. Breakfast: eggs and bacon rice, lunch: rice, canned peas, spam, and soy sauce, and dinner: stir fry rice or a rice soup!

    Now I’m hungry. And it’s lunch. And I wish I had spam and peas. 🙂

     "OM NOM PENGY HUNGRY!" LOL!!!!

    Post # 11
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yum.  We both love leftovers; however, I’m more tolerant of eating the same thing more times in a row than he is. 

    Post # 12
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I have the same problem as Ms. Sushi – we both love leftovers but it seems like there’s almost nothing leftover no matter how much I make! One time I swear Mr. luna put away well over 1lb of solid beef – which I am NEVER letting him do ever again (between it being super bad for him to eat that much plus being mad expensive!)

    Post # 13
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    I am kind of weird, but I will only eat leftovers for lunch, never for dinner.  I just can’t do it.

    Post # 14
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    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    I’ll do leftovers for lunch, but since my husband hates leftovers for dinner, I cook something new each night.  He’s a physician running through the hospital so he prefers a sandwich he can just pull out of his pocket, but in the lab I have a desk and a microwave, so it’s easy for me to reheat things.  I would say half of what I cook produces leftovers, so it works out perfectly that I have lunch most days.

    Now he’s currently on 2 weeks of vacation and home in the afternoons, so he wants to eat leftovers for lunch… and we’re fighting over them.  But we don’t do leftovers for dinner.

    Post # 15
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    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    We love leftovers!! His favourite things is when I make enchiladas, 1lb of ground meat plus veggies and rice makes about 8-10 enchiladas, and we have the leftovers for lunch for almost a whole week. So yummy!  I prefer taking leftovers for lunch, rather then a sandwich, so I usually get the leftovers if there isn’t enough for two. 

    Post # 16
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I’m not sure I’d use the word "love," but we both appreciate them. I prefer them for work lunches. It took a while to turn my husband into a leftover-for-lunch guy – but I managed to do it!

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