Originally Posted by Andy M.
But do you prefer them cold rather than hot/warm?
For me, these foods are just as good cold, or hot, fresh, or leftover:
1. Spaghetti with a flavorful tomato sauce, with mushrooms, chopped onion, my favorite herbs, and it's gotta have large chunks of ground beef. It's great on a plate, fresh from the stove, or with the leftovers the next day made into a sandwich, or grazed upon.
2. Lasagna, same as number one.
3. Meatloaf, as a dinner course, or leftovers, served cold in sandwiches.
4. Mashed rutabagas, that had butter and either a touch of honey, or brown sugar added when hot. Sometimes, I prefer them just above freezing as I find the flavor clean, and refreshing.
5.Fried, or baked chicken pieces.
6. Bacon, crumbled into bits to use as a flavoring/seasoning, must be crispy.
7. Crispy fried chicken skins, again salted and crumbled to add to salads, smashed spuds, etc.
8. Cold turkey slices from a baked turkey (leftovers), and cold dressing to be made into a cold and wonderful sandwich.
9. Leftover hard boiled eggs can be used in cold egg salad, or as deviled eggs, or just sprinkle with salt and eat as a cold, hard-boiled egg, like an Easter Egg.
10. I crave cold pizza sometimes, fold and eat.
11. Cold leftover hot dogs. Don't know why I like them cold as well as hot. I just do.
12. Cold cheese macaroni that is firm and sticks together in clumps.
13. Does cold apple pie leftovers count. I love it hot, with ice cream on the side. But I also enjoy it cold and refreshing, eaten with a little whipped cream, or caramel sauce on top.
12. A well made tomato soup, with a little basil and a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano on top, served cold, can make a refreshing lunch on a hot day.
13. Cold, leftover fried brook trout, deboned and placed between a couple slices of bread, with a little ketchup is quite tasty.
14. Leftover cook and serve pudding, served cold the next day, with whipped cream incorporated into the pudding to make it light and airy.
15. Cold, leftover BBQ ribs. The hot ones were served up with sauce optional. The cold leftovers, IMHO, must have a rich sauce on them to make them scrumptious.
As you can see, it's simply a matter of mindset, and what the daytime conditions are the next day.
Cold leftovers can really hit the spot with me, especially when it's hot outside, and inside the house.
Seeeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North