Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Ok. All I talk about is food. Awesome.
I grew up in a house where meals were cooked for leftovers. Since we’re Asians, we typically ate dinner leftovers for breakfast.
Mr. Peng doesn’t like leftovers. He can eat maybe 1 extra meal of them, at most 2. I LOVE cooking a big hunkin pot of something and eating it through the week, but find myself doing it less since we eat things together. Now, I’ll usually eat our leftovers myself for lunch.
I feel bad for Mr. Peng because sometimes I’ll eat something super offensive smelling for breakfast, like curry, for example. I understand that not being used to that is pretty hard to smell first thing in the morning 🙂 But I argue that it’s thrifty to have a bunch of leftovers!
What about you? Are you both leftover people? One and not the other? If one of you is a leftover person and one not, how do you cope?
I try to eat all lefovers for lunch. Often I’ll refrigerate half the leftovers and freeze the other, and pull stuff out of the freezer during breakfast/lunch a couple weeks after I make it. Mr. Peng eats cereal when I eat leftovers!
Post # 3
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 # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Also… any ideas on how to jazz up leftovers so that the leftover hater will love them? I’m a big fan of fried rice made with…. ANYTHING! 🙂
Also, if we have leftover veggies I’ll make an omelette or frittata in the mornings with them. If they are seasoned american style, I’ll do them with cheese and herbs or something, and if they’re Asian style, I’ll cook them with tomatoes, fish sauce and cracked black pepper, and eat them with rice!
Post # 5
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
- 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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
I am kind of weird, but I will only eat leftovers for lunch, never for dinner. I just can’t do it.
Post # 14
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
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
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!