Left overs for dinner tonight!

@garymarsh6 (14078)
United Kingdom
October 19, 2015 4:10pm CST
Yesterday I was head chef at home while my wife was working. I set to and made a really nice and tasty chicken casserole. My wife complained that it was salty. Yes I put salt in it to enhance the flavour she tends to go very easy on the salt not that I am heavy handed with salt but I do believe that you have to use some seasoning in food to make it tasty. I will admit to being a little heavy handed with black pepper though. My wife was out with friends for the day so this evening I finished the rest of the casserole off. It was even tastier today I guess the chicken was able to fully absorb all the herbs and spices. The gravy was delicious. It was a nice easy dinner this evening because all I had to do was heat it up! I am finishing the evening now with a nice cup of coffee and reading a few posts before I hit the sack! I hope you have all had a great day and whatever you ate this evening was just as tasty!
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Oct 15
Some dishes taste even better the second day. I think it is always true of Italian dishes. When the food rests, it has time for the flavors to mix and mellow together.
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
You are right there! It was very tasty!
@MALUSE (40122)
• Germany
19 Oct 15
Leftovers are often tastier than the original dish.
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
I thought that too. Last night it was ok but tonight it tasted better!
@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Oct 15
I must say I do like my spices and herbs, I do not enjoy bland food at all, so your dinner sounds delicious. Tonight I had spaghetti with a tomato, parsley, onion, garlic and mixed herb sauce, it was tasty. Enjoy your coffee, and have a good night.
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
Yes I like to use herbs and spices it just makes the tastebuds tingle! Good night to you too!
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• United States
20 Oct 15
Nice that you made the meal. You can always put salt and pepper on the table, rather than in the meal while cooking. Then, everyone is happy.
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 15
Although we have condiments on the table I rarely add extra unless of course my wife has cooked a saltfree meal!
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• United States
21 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 If you ever see a cooking show, they sometimes complain about lack of seasonings. What they really meant (I figured this out after awhile) is that the dish lacked salt. I'm with you. I love salt.
• United States
20 Oct 15
I'm very light-handed with salt because of my high blood pressure but food does taste better when it's seasoned. I love those heat & eat meals and enjoy nights when I don't' have to cook
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 15
We usually cook everything from scratch and rarely cook ready made meals. That way at least you can control what goes into it and down your neck!
@gudheart (12752)
20 Oct 15
The more salt the better! I like salty food although I know it is not healthy. I only just noticed I was not following you until now! Weird I thought I was!
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct 15
Thank you for following. Oh oh I must be the bore that I am and warn you to be careful of over salting things! In moderation it is ok you need a certain amount of sodium but not too much! Mind your kidneys!
@DeborahDiane (21578)
• Laguna Woods, California
20 Oct 15
I love leftovers! My husband has kidney disease so everything we eat has absolutely NO salt on it ... but we can use other herbs.
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 15
The bizarre thing Deborah is that my wife used to be heavy handed with salt I used to tell her not too much but she has now gone completely the other way and uses none!
• United States
19 Oct 15
sounds yummy to me 'n i agree that casseroles 'n pasta dishes jest seem to benefit greatly from settin' fer a day's so.
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
20 Oct 15
It seems most people agree too. Hmm will have to think ahead in future!
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@jstory07 (67068)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Oct 15
I make left overs on purpose because some dishes taste better the second time around.
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@garymarsh6 (14078)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
Usually I would never eat the same food two days in a row but it was ok tonight!
@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
21 Oct 15
I never add salt to my cooking, Then again I seldom cook and can't taste the salt anyhow. I know that curry is always better next day. Sounds as if your chicken went down land the gravy sounds perfect
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@wiLLmaH (8252)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Oct 15
I like peppery and salty food. But husband don't.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
21 Oct 15
I have to admit that I love leftovers and I am fond of salt and pepper as well.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25690)
• United States
20 Oct 15
I think leftovers are always wonderful.
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
20 Oct 15
I have noticed that many time the casseroles are better the day after. About salt, I agree with you, food needs some seasoning to be tasty.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
20 Oct 15
I think a lot of foods taste better the day after.
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
My husband cooks too and he tends to put more salt than I do in the food I cook. He's away for a few days on business but he spent a lot of time yesterday in the kitchen making sure I have lots of tasty things to eat while he's gone. He knows I'll go buy a hamburger or a pizza instead of cooking for myslef. I'm spoiled, I know and i love it!
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Oct 15
We had a leftover casserole too. Like you, it tasted even better than it did before.
@allknowing (65083)
• India
22 Oct 15
What good is a fridge if we are not using it to our benefit. We too have left overs which come in handy at times.
@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
21 Oct 15
Sometimes leftovers are definitely the best meals of all. As you say, the flavours get a chance to emerge properly.