Last night`s leftovers meant being lazy today.

@marguicha (97244)
Chile
March 30, 2013 6:33pm CST
AS you know, I had my niece and her family last night for diner. We had a great time together and the baby was sweet, all full of laughter. Yesterday I made chicken on tomato sauce to be served with pasta. I didn`t want to have too little, so I overdid it. It was wonderful as I will be able to be lazy the rest of the weekend. Fortunatly I love this meal so I can have it 2 days on a row. And tomorrow I`m invited for lunch tto my daughter`s house for egg`s seeking. Are leftover your salvation sometimes? Most of the times I freeze them to be eaten later on, but this once I will not do a thing at home until Monday
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@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
30 Mar 13
I love leftovers here. But with a growing 14 year old boy here.. I dont seems to have them very often. Take care amiga!!!
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@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
THere`s an age where you never have leftovers around (and sometimes food)
• Mexico
31 Mar 13
Cant even keep fruit around with this kid. Hes an eater. And is so skinny.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
That is very usual at that age. Keep lots of unexpensive carbs around. Tortillas and an unexpensive filling would stop the 14 year old hunger. Is it expensive to keep a pot full of frijoles refritos for him to munch?
• Canada
30 Mar 13
Leftovers are absolutely a salvation in my house :) My daughters are both students and all of us are on different schedules. When I prepare dinners, I always make more than I need for the one meal. I package up the leftovers into microwaveable containers and those become lunches or extra dinners. There is always something in the fridge that way so anyone can grab a quick hot meal when they arrive home. It's a lot nicer than buying commercial frozen dinners! Also, on days when I'm running behind schedule, I don't have to worry about not having anything for dinner... I can put together enough food with leftovers.
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@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
Homemade food is cheaper, yummier and a lot more healthy than bought dinners. Even though I live alone, I often have guests at home. Many times people come and stay to a pot luck diner. Leftovers help then.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
1 Apr 13
I think when we have company we either make too much or not enough to feed everyone. Our family tends to over cook, but hey leftovers are good too. Glad you had a good visit with family.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
1 Apr 13
I always make more food than what I need but I don`t mind. I never waste any thing.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
7 Apr 13
Since my older daughter moved out we have had to scale back on how much we make so we don't waste food.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
7 Apr 13
I even had to buy new pots. I almost never use now the 2 big ones, but I have several small favorites
• United States
30 Mar 13
I think so it will be okay nice to hear that you had a good time with your family there! And I hope you enjoy your Easter!
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
I had a wonderful time yesterday. And I`m looking forward to the Easter eggs hunt although my daughter told me there were no eggs for grandma. I will have to beg my 9 year old grandson for a chocolate egg
• United States
31 Mar 13
That is nice to hear l.o.l. I hope you get a chocolate egg!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Apr 13
I am definitely a person that likes to have access to leftovers, but I am typically not the kind of person that will eat the leftovers for dinner the following day. If there are not enough that they would feed more than one of us, then I will eat them for lunch. However, on the times when I have a pretty good amount of leftovers, then I will save them and freeze them to use on a day when we have something to do or I just really don't feel like cooking.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
2 Apr 13
I know that the way you handle leftovers is different if you live alone or have to cook for a whole family. I never used leftovers at home for diner when we were 4 people. Like you do, I ate them when the rest of the fsmily was at school or at work. I had an american friend who worked very far from home and he took a lunch of leftovers most of the time.
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
31 Mar 13
Glad to hear that you had leftovers and now you don't have to worry about cooking. And yes I do feel leftovers do save us a lot of the time. Last night my husband did the dishes since when he is upset he feels he has to be working at something. So I really don't have to worry about doing the dishes. I'm glad about that.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
1 Apr 13
These leftovers are specially helpful as I came back tired after searching for eggs with my grandkids, eating them (shouldn`t have) and then being at a big family lunch.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
31 Mar 13
Oh, I love leftover food. That way I don't have to cook or buy food for the next day. I love this kind of careless lazy vibe of days of leftovers, too. It's so boheme or something.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
1 Apr 13
I`m back from my easter lunch with the grandkids and it is wonderful to have nice healthy food already made for dinber. I had a nap as soon as I returned. Children are very energetic. Now I`m heating a bit of leftover food as I have too many chocolate eggs in my tummy. I`ll continue with leftovers tomorrow.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
31 Mar 13
Hi, It is very nice that today you can take rest as you have leftover food. My wife prepares some nice recipe from that leftover. Some days before she had prepared cutlets from leftover vegetables. They tasted very delicious.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
Normally my leftovers are small. Still I use them. But today I had lots of food. I made food for 6 people and we only were three. But I wanted to be able to offer second helpings. I had forgotten that the antipasto had lots of yummy things to eat.
@Kmz059 (654)
• Philippines
31 Mar 13
Yes most of our leftovers are on the refrigerator and we will heat it if we will our breakfast or lunch. Don't waste food it is a blessing. Good your not wasting food.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
I never waste any food. And many times the second time is better than the original dish.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
31 Mar 13
I think that is what most mothers do so that they could do other things aside from being a slave in the kitchen. But that rarely happens in my household. My kids just gulp the last bit every time! lol
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
I didn`t have many leftovers when the children were at home. Even rice had to be done every meal. Now I make a cup of rice and have some leftover
• United States
31 Mar 13
I am having left overs for the weekend as well. I cooked two meals last night to make sure I did not have to cook.
@marguicha (97244)
• Chile
31 Mar 13
Some days you feel you need a break. I will not do anything this whole weekend