(Closed) Leftovers?

posted 11 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 # 17
    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    It keeps us from eating out, so it also saves us money! We aren’t married yet, but I go over and cook so we both have leftovers for lunch the next day, since we dont have enough time to go hoome and eat on our breaks.

    Post # 18
    122 posts
    Blushing bee

    I hate leftovers, but the fiance has a big appetite so he usually finishes dinner and if not I pack it for his lunch the next day.

    Post # 19
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We love leftovers if it was good the first time around, but can usually only eat it like once.  We love when we have them, though, because it saves the amount of time we have to be in the kitchen.

    Post # 20
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    only when I’m tried and dont want to cook then I love leftovers lol

    Post # 21
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    love leftovers, but husband is one hungry man so dinner (or lunch or breakfast) rarely has anything left over. this is a huge change for me. as a single girl i was used to cooking and eating the meal for 2 or 3 days. not anymore.

    Post # 22
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t know if "love" is the right word, but I am too busy to cook during the week but have special dietary needs…so, I tend to make a big thing of soup and a loaf of special bread on the weekend & eat on it all week.  Luckily, he has been cooking more for me, though, which I LOVE!

    Post # 23
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    My hubby is the biggest waster of things: drinks, food and money. He can’t stand eating leftovers and sometimes I refuse to cook dinner because we have leftovers in the fridge from the day before that I know won’t get eaten unless it’s the only thing available. I’m lucky to get him to eat leftovers even when it’s something that’s he ordered or made. He’ll make a big batch of rice/beef/beans meal and maybe eat it once or twice, I end up throwing it away because he just lets it sits there. It really bugs me how he wastes food and drinks, especially with how our econony is.

    Post # 24
    16 posts
    • Wedding: July 2007

    Leftovers, HA!
    I make a meal, 9 times out of 10, we eat it with no leftovers.

    Post # 25
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I love leftovers! Especially because it means that I don’t have to make an effort to make my lunch everyday – one can only take so many sandwiches. I like leftovers more that my husband, but he will eat them!

    Post # 26
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    LOL – this was actually the topic of our first major ongoing issue when my Fiance and I moved in together!!  I’m from a small family that ALWAYS made meals meant to last two nights (at least!).  Fiance is one of 7 kids and with relatives,etc.  there were an avg of 10 – 12 people living in his house at all times when he was growing up.  When meals happened, everyone grabbed as much as they could, cause there was NEVER any extra.  Fast foward to us moving in together:  I would cook for multiple nights and put away the extra food.  EVERY NIGHT he would eat ALL the leftovers before going to bed.  Made me CRAZY!!  I would yell at him for ruining tomorrow night’s meal and he would yell back that I shouldn’t have cooked it if he wasn’t supposed to eat it!!  After two weeks of this (and numerous stomach-aches on FI’s part), I finally yelled, "Do you not understand the concept of leftover meals?!?"  As it turns out, he didn’t!!  Until we moved in together, he had never, EVER saved food lefotvers for the next day!!  Moreover, it had never even occurred to him that people would do that ( only lived with family and alone)  and had NO idea what I was so upset about!!  He thought I was being wasteful by always cooking way too much and wanted to eat the food rather than having it go to waste!!

    Best part of the story – now he LOVES leftovers and is sad when I don’t cook extra that he can eat later!! 

    Post # 27
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

    I think FH likes leftovers more than I do, but I don’t mind eating them… especially if it means saving money 🙂

    Post # 28
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee

    We don’t really like leftovers.  I am kind of weird.  if it is something I can eat cold (pizza), great.  If I need to heat it up, it better not have meat.  Pasta, sweet potatoes, etc, fine.  But I cannot stand reheated meat.  But  I will eat leftover chicken that has been cut up for chicken salad, because that is not reheated.

    I’m hoping someone else feels the same way.  

    Post # 29
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We both love leftovers! Neither one of us eats lunch out anymore because we cook enough leftovers. Sometimes, we even have a leftover dinner. Clean out the fridge on trash night and what we don’t eat, goes!

    Post # 30
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    Tonight’s leftovers = tomorrow’s lunch. I’m not much of a fan of the cold sandwich lunch, so we cook a meal for four, eat half for dinner, then pack it up for our respective lunchs the next day. It saves money and it saves me from having to break my head with math over converting all my recipes down to a two-person version.

    Post # 31
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Cooking for 2 is hard! It’s nearly impossible to not have leftovers. I usually end up eating our leftovers for lunch or I freeze it for a later lunch. My fiance won’t touch leftovers… he’ll eat anything (seriously… ANYthing!) but he won’t touch leftovers. Go figure.

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