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Show Of Hands December 31st, 2012 12:00am

Do you cook or order extra food just to be sure you will have leftovers?

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dustbunny
01/07/13 1:28 am

1. I learned to cook from my mom, we are 7 in my family so I am used to making enough for 7 people.
2. Leftovers (mostly) are great. Don't feel like cooking? Take a thing or two out of the freezer and reheat. Some things are better reheated.

Mable
01/02/13 9:08 pm

We make a point of it when we cook and then vacuum seal the leftovers so they last much longer and so we have ready made home cooked meals. Saves a lot of time and money since we both work late and often don't feel like cooking each night.

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Wink
01/02/13 7:37 am

Yes. My husband takes dinner's leftovers to work for lunch the next day. If there's enough, I get some too. So much cheaper than going out for lunch.

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lindiihop Michigan
01/01/13 9:56 pm

Yes, but only when ordering pizza. It makes a great quick fix meal when there's nothing else to eat.

Obie
01/01/13 8:22 pm

I just started using smaller casserole dishes to split a recipe for two meals. Less wast no leftover and less overeating.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/01/13 8:03 pm

Thank you. The same blessings to you.

boboli
01/01/13 7:31 pm

Usually no, but my parents alway overestimate and we end up with a lot left over. However sometimes we make a lot of food on weekends to last the majority of the week.

Sinora
01/01/13 4:16 pm

When you are a broke college student you know exactly how many packs of Ramen will fill you up

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
01/01/13 1:36 pm

tough to answer. when i go out...yes. when i cook...no. However, it usually just happens in both cases.

bb1884
01/01/13 1:01 pm

There is nothing like the feeling of opening your fridge and realizing you don't have to make anything to have a satisfying meal... Nothing.

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ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
01/01/13 12:46 pm

when my mom was alive she loved Red Lobster so she'd order their shrimp marinara and take it home..To this day I hate that place lol

cowboy Come on, man
01/01/13 12:20 pm

No. Most restaurants give me way too much food. When I can go out that is. But when cooking at home its expected to have some left over.

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kgirl1992
01/01/13 12:00 pm

Yes, sometimes. If I know it's something that everyone really likes and is good as leftovers I do

malibog 12309
01/01/13 11:42 am

I hate leftovers. They usually get fuzzy and then thrown out.

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treegardner San Diego
01/01/13 11:14 am

Not ordering food, but cooking for sure. Cook once, eat twice! For example, grill a bunch of chicken for dinner one night, have leftover chicken sandwich for lunch the next day, use leftover chicken for stir fry for dinner another night.

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WanderLost over the rainbow
01/01/13 11:01 am

Only with pizza. It's always better the next morning for breakfast.

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ElSrLimon
01/01/13 10:19 am

When I cook soups and stews and 'long-cook' items, I typically aim to have leftovers. Otherwise, they usually don't keep we'll enough to be worth it. (Lasagna and most pastas are another good candidate for leftovers)

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hayes9135 Hog Country
01/01/13 9:44 am

Same with chili and spaghetti sauce. Chili the first time is good, chili as leftovers is awesome.

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whatnow
01/01/13 9:36 am

No, not letter use. That would be exceedingly messy. Later use...

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whatnow
01/01/13 9:32 am

Made a huge pot of super delish lentil soup Sunday. Tastier still last night and more for today. Froze a bunch for letter use.

gonzoboy Arizona
01/01/13 9:31 am

With exception of pizza, I never order with the idea of take-home. Cooking, a different story. I cook for a gang of one, and I usually end up with leftovers. That's why one of my favorite 'one dude' cookbooks is "A Man, A Can, And A Plan"!

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gonzoboy Arizona
01/01/13 9:25 am

Next-day lasagna:
"Ahhhh, benissimo"!

munkey? SilentMunkey
01/01/13 8:02 am

If anything I aim to have no leftovers.

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ryno Flyover Country
01/01/13 7:46 am

Cook yes...order no

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gjb2779
01/01/13 7:32 am

No but ordering from a place with big portions is appealing if they're a good price and can be a consideration when choosing one restaraunt over another

jmw7477 Indiana
01/01/13 7:15 am

I sometimes do. It just depends on the meal.

robolds Initiative
01/01/13 6:15 am

We have four kids that eat us out of house and home! Never anything left over. :)

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gtgconfused
01/01/13 5:42 am

We like to freeze leftovers for days when we're too busy to actually cook. It's also much easier to take a container of soup or stew to a sick family member or neighbor. We only eat out once a month, can't afford to do it more often.

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PSU.labtech
01/01/13 3:36 am

I do this because I live alone. I cook 2-3 times per month and never eat out. Gov gives me BAS of $350 per month and I spend about $40 of it on food and the rest on strippers, it works out great.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
01/01/13 3:19 am

Being alone, I find it more efficient and save time and money to freeze extra portions for later meals. Is no one here aware of OAMC -- Once A Month Cooking -- many families use this strategy. Google it, there are collections of recipes that freeze especially well. Surprising how much you can save.

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kingpacman23 KCCO
01/01/13 2:38 am

I'll just buy a crave case so I'll be good for a couple of days

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
01/01/13 1:29 am

I don't like leftovers, so I try to order/make just enough for what I'll eat.

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dawl adulting
01/01/13 1:24 am

Happy New Year everyone! May you all have plenty to eat Always! Much love and happiness to you :)

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FreeBird1
01/01/13 1:16 am

Person1: Why are Americans so fat?

Person2: Because they order food and don't eat it all.

Person1: *stares blankly*

Person2: Derp.

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chile safer than congress
01/01/13 1:15 am

I had to add this space to like the comment above

chile safer than congress
01/01/13 1:11 am

Because of leftovers?

Surely you jest.

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acdegroff
01/01/13 1:10 am

I cook in large batches. Soup and Chilli go well in the freezer.

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yellmstng930
01/01/13 12:41 am

This is probably one of the reasons America is so obese

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FreeBird1
01/01/13 12:29 am

Chinese is better as leftovers.

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dnla
01/01/13 12:10 am

Only with pizza. It get better as it gets older.

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mphantom99
01/01/13 12:08 am

Almost always. I'm a working mother with a demanding job. I would rather spend time with the hubby and daughter than in the kitchen. Makes life easier, plus a lot of what I cook is better the next day!!!

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/31/12 11:24 pm

Only in the case of pizza. Cold pizza for breakfast is, well, perfect.

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