(Closed) Spin-off: Do you eat leftovers?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Do you eat leftovers?
    Yes, I love having leftovers : (141 votes)
    57 %
    Yes, but only because I don't want to waste food, I don't really like leftovers : (65 votes)
    26 %
    No, I never cook enough to have leftovers : (4 votes)
    2 %
    No, leftovers are gross : (23 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (14 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I was completely unaware that there are people who don’t eat leftovers! Haha I guess you learn something new every day!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    There are certain things I won’t eat leftover.  FI loves leftovers so I usually just give them to him though.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MissBoPeep:  Yeah, I used to refuse big time.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    Honey bee

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MissBoPeep:  My grandparents did too (I lived with them).  I refused and ate a sammich or made something myself.  Hahaha.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Leftovers are the best!! You can save so much money!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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!

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