What do you do with your leftovers?

@Happy2BeMe (70039)
Canada
November 16, 2017 2:04pm CST
I was reading @marguicha post and she mentioned that the people who are staying with her do not eat leftovers. So it got me wondering how many people don't eat leftovers. We enjoy leftovers in our house. We would never think of throwing them away. Some food even tastes better the next day. So do you eat leftovers or do you throw them away? I know a few people who will not eat leftovers. Any food they have left over from a meal they throw it away rather then eat it another day.
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@MALUSE (33004)
• Denmark
16 Nov
I make the best salads from leftovers. Nobody complains. People who throw good food away have got a screw loose.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
I agree
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@CoralLevang (40951)
• United States
17 Nov
I I couldn't have said that one better myself! Haha
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@LeaPea2417 (15448)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Nov
@MALUSE I totally agree.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Nov
We definitely eat left overs as we don't believe in wasting-especially since we have been truly hungry before.
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@aureliah (3848)
17 Nov
That is the best thing you can do especially when you have experienced what real hunger is
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
Yes and those who have been know what it is like to do without.
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@NJChicaa (29894)
• United States
16 Nov
We eat leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day. Sometimes I share them with the parrot.
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@aureliah (3848)
16 Nov
I also take them the next day or even carry them for lunch.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
Thats a good way to use them up. I am sure tge parrot appreciates them.
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
16 Nov
My brother will eat leftover pizza, and steak with chicken rice bowls, but nothing else.. and my mom and I won't eat anything leftover. My boyfriend eats many things he eats, if not all things, leftover. Not a big deal to us, as half the time we give our leftovers to my bf, my grandmother and uncle, or my friend.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
That is good that they get used uo even if you dont eat them yourselves.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
17 Nov
Wow how come you don't eat leftovers? Thats awesome your bf eats them them they don't go to waste and he doesn't have to cook thats a win win situation. Some things I think taste better the second day.
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@Courtlynn (51333)
• United States
17 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Sometimes yes. Other times no. Not going to feel guilty over it though.
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@Corbin5 (82104)
• United States
16 Nov
We eat leftovers. I agree that some leftovers taste better the next day.
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@aureliah (3848)
17 Nov
True when you warm them.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
Some if them do.
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@nanette64 (13899)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Nov
Especially soups @Corbin5 . Particularly chili and beef stew.
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@kobesbuddy (19698)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
We always eat our leftovers, even if it's one leftover biscuit! Nothing goes to waste here, unless something gets pushed to the back of our refrigerator, for too long. In that case, we carry it out into the woods, for the opossums. They even eat garbage:(
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
That happrns sometimesn that thing in the fridge will get forgotten about.
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@kobesbuddy (19698)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Once in a while, that's O.K. But, throwing leftovers away, is terribly wasteful!
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
@kobesbuddy I think so too
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@GardenGerty (91240)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Nov
We eat them. I even plan large batch cooking so that we can eat them with minimal prep all week. If I am not going to eat them immediately I freeze them to enjoy another time. We do not waste food here.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
I often freeze mine too and enjoy them later
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
17 Nov
I freeze things a lot as well :)
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@sharon6345 (102287)
• United States
16 Nov
I use to pack up my left over for a few people. Now I stopped cooking enough to share. I cook for one meal most often. But now for the most part B will bring me meals. I love left overs though.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
It is good when you dont cook too much especially when you were cooking for one.
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@JohnRoberts (41291)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Nov
Usually on Saturday, I have a clean out the fridge night. Waste not, want not.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
That is a great idea
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@1hopefulman (20467)
• Canada
16 Nov
I rarely have left overs but when I do I make sure to eat it at the next meal. I like to eat things as fresh as possible. I never throw anything away.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
That is good. I dont like to waste food.
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@Madshadi (4984)
• Brussels, Belgium
16 Nov
I agree with you that some food tastes better the next day. We rarely throw away food
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
That is good
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@Raelove (15581)
• Saco, Maine
17 Nov
That's a tough call when you live alone and have to cook for just one. I love to cook, so I tend to make large batches of things that I cannot possibly eat all at once. But, sometimes I DO overeat, as it's hard to resist second helpings of things like homamade macaroni & cheese. That said, I like some things leftover...while others, not so much. Let's put it this way: the birds and squirrels eat very well here!
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
There are a few things that are not very good as leftovers. They just don't reheat or taste good after the first time. It is hard cooking for one sometimes.
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@Raelove (15581)
• Saco, Maine
17 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Right. And with some meals, I just don't want to eat it a second time. And with a tiny freezer like I have, keeping things long-term doesn't work. They get to tasting "off" much quicker than in a bigger freezer.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
@Raelove yes that is true. Somethings don't freeze very well either.
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@Srbageldog (5683)
• United States
17 Nov
I will eat leftovers up to a day or two after I made it, then I'll throw it out. Usually I forget when there's leftovers and they wind up going to waste.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
I don't let them sit for more then a few days. If I know I am not going to eat it right up then I will freeze it an enjoy it at a later date.
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• United States
17 Nov
@Happy2BeMe I don't know why I have never frozen any leftovers. I would probably forget about them in the freezer and not find them again until 5 years later, though, so I guess it's just as well.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
@Srbageldog lol yes I guess that is just as well then.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
17 Nov
We eat leftovers, first as you said some really do taste better the day after, on top of that who can afford to just throw good food away. If I ever did that my hubby would think I'm nuts!
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
lol Good that you eat them up.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
18 Nov
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@aureliah (3848)
16 Nov
I like eating my leftovers. If it is something like rice, I make some eggs too to make it easy to eat.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
Good idea
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@aureliah (3848)
17 Nov
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@andriaperry (33378)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Nov
I eat them, its like an episode of "chopped" in my kitchen when I use leftovers, I actually write some of he leftover recipes in my blog ( all was on nuime but they closed)
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
That is a good idea.
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@shaggin (27050)
• United States
17 Nov
One of my exes would not eat leftovers I think it was my late husband. I hate wasting food! I love making a big batch of something and having left overs to eat the next few days. It saves me from having to cook often.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
I often do that on a Sunday and can enjoy it through the week
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@TRBRocks420 (62425)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Nov
I eat as much of them as I can.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
That is the best way to so it.
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@Hannihar (13092)
17 Nov
I eat my leftovers for a few days and then I have to figure out something else to eat after that.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
If I am not going to eat it up in a few days I freezer it to enjoy at a later date.
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@Hannihar (13092)
19 Nov
@Happy2BeMe Laurel, that is a good to do.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
19 Nov
@Hannihar thanks
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@LadyDuck (122475)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
Of course we eat leftovers. Some soups and stews are better the day after. Every ingredient can be recycled, I see no reason to throw good food.
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@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
17 Nov
Stews and soups are awesome the next day. The just so much flavor the longer they sit.
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@LadyDuck (122475)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
@Happy2BeMe I fully agree, it's a shame not to make more than we need.
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