Post # 1
Darling Husband and I love having leftovers. We plan to cook extra so we have leftovers for work lunches and/or supper the next day. And some things are actually BETTER as leftovers, in my opinion; it gives the flavors time to meld together better.
But then I know some people, such as DH’s aunt and uncle, and several people I work with, that flat-out refuse to eat leftovers. I even had someone at work, who noticed I usually had leftover for lunch, ask me if Darling Husband eats leftovers and was very surprised when I said “yes of course!”. I guess I’m niave, but up until a few years ago, I thought everyone ate leftovers!
Post # 3
@abbyful: Only if I can heat it up on the stove or in the oven. Other than that, gross. Hahaha. I hate microwaved food. I do make enough at times to freeze and take out on a random day. I don’t like having the same thing twice a week.
ETA: Food placed in the fridge is always thrown out even though Fiance says he’ll eat it. Never does.
Post # 4
I was completely unaware that there are people who don’t eat leftovers! Haha I guess you learn something new every day!
Post # 5
There are certain things I won’t eat leftover. FI loves leftovers so I usually just give them to him though.
Post # 6
@MissBoPeep: Yeah, I used to refuse big time.
Post # 7
It depends on what it is but normally, no. I make it a point to save whatever I think is worth saving but it normally just sits in the fridge until I either throw it away or forget about it. There are a few things that I will heat up as a side dish for the following nights dinner (like the penne with vodka sauce that we had with our chicken last night) but for the most part, leftovers are wasted in our house.
Post # 8
It makes the best lunch. Although in my house most leftovers get remade into entirely new meals so you would even know its leftovers. Cook once, use twice. Saves tons of time or if its a real lot it goes in the freezer. I do this purposely a lot.
A whole roasted chicken means chicken one night and taco salad the next. Or add with veggies and red hot and blue cheese to be reheated for a work lunch.
I made stuffed burgers on Sunday to be cooked on Wed and I made enough for the freezer
Its a real cost saver. I even save my bones and ends of certain veggies for stock and make my own stock. Its also amazing what you can turn into soup.
Post # 9
I almost never eat leftovers. I find them wildly unappealing, and any time I have to put something in the microwave its grossness factor goes up by 100%.
Post # 10
I have to say that no, I really don’t on MOST things. Exceptions – pizza, steak, fajita leftovers, and chili. Darling Husband will eat anything leftover. I usually make extra at dinner for his lunch the next day.
Post # 11
@Rouquine: Maybe I just need to get out more! Growing up we always ate leftovers, so it never occured to me that wasn’t normal for everyone!
Post # 12
It depends on what it is but I only like some types of leftovers. Plain chicken is sort of gross reheated to me.
Post # 13
I hate leftovers! Normally on Thursday I don’t want to think of a dinner and SO doesn’t want to cook so we have leftovers. It is my least favorite thing. I think they taste gross and I am wicked weird about eating the same food too close to each other. I won’t have the same meal two days in a row. I don’t even like having two meals based around the same type meat in one week. I am real difficult, I know.
Post # 14
@MissBoPeep: My grandparents did too (I lived with them). I refused and ate a sammich or made something myself. Hahaha.
Post # 15
Leftovers are the best!! You can save so much money!
Post # 16
I usually eat leftovers, but depends what it is. Fiance and generally cook enough for a lunch the next day, with the exception of pasta (unless it is mac n cheese or stirfry), rice, and perogies. I don’t necessarily LOVE left overs, but I will certainly eat them!