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I have been thinking alot about leftovers lately and wondering how other people use them. I hear a lot of people use them for other meals, or snacks or whatever, but my family for some reason seems to have a really hard time with leftovers, depending on what it is. Here is what usually happens:
1. There is not enough food to save for leftovers.
Sometimes there is food leftover, but not enough to actually do anything with it. We figure that we might as well throw it away because it’s not enough for anyone to really eat later anyways.
2. The food is that which would not taste good re-heated, so we don’t save it.
Some foods just do not taste good after they have been put in the refrigerator or re-heated. Does anyone else agree with that? I mean they just don’t. I would rather have it fresh then eat it again all mushed up and gross the next day. One example: Kraft Mac & Cheese from the box. Ewww. It is just one of those foods that really needs to be eaten as soon as you make it or thrown away.
3. The food is saved, but it sits in the refrigerator for days on end, until it is thrown away.
This is what usually happens. I hate wasting so I will put it in the refrigerator with good intentions to use it up, but then I don’t feel like eating it that night or I forget about it, and then it sits and sits and sits until it is bad and needs to be thrown away.
Now occasionally we will eat leftovers such as leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner (You cannot beat leftover turkey and stuffing!) and sometimes my husband will eat leftover spaghetti. But I am curious what do YOU do with leftovers? Are you like my family or are you totally awesome and have amazing ideas for what to do with them? Share away, I can’t wait!