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Old 09-05-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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Foods that are better cold the next day

I really loved this video from Mojo and I want to share it I'd also like to get some feedback from all of you. I seem to be the strange one out in that I want to eat a lot of leftovers cold the next day, instead of ruining them in the microwave.



What foods are better cold then next day?

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Old 09-05-2015, 11:02 AM   #2
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I think that's a matter of taste. There are no right or wrong answers. I like to warm up certain leftovers (not hot) because I think we perceive flavors better when they're at room temperature than cold.

I also think food can be heated up in the microwave without ruining it. Just put it on a lower power setting so it warms more gently and thoroughly.

But I don't always use the microwave to reheat food. Sometimes the toaster oven works better, like for crusty bread, pizza and fried chicken. Anything that needs to be crispy should be reheated in the toaster oven or regular oven, imo.
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:11 AM   #3
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"...ruining them in the microwave." is not the only alternative to eating them cold.

I suffered through that whole video and can honestly say I would not prefer any of those foods cold. That's not to say that some of the foods wouldn't be OK cold, just that they would be better hot.
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Italian food, lasagna, pizza, pasta, garlic bread all the best COLD! Fried chicken, meatloaf, baked potatoes, mac 'n cheese, yes, I love them cold as well. I wasn't familiar with the Indian dish, and don't care for curry so those I wouldn't know if they are better cold. Pop Tarts, I've never been a fan. I love cold roast beef. You can make so many other dishes using leftover roast. The only thing I can recall reheating recently was beef stew. That is better hot IMO.
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I suffered through that whole video too, although I did agree with a couple of them.

One of my favorite leftovers eaten cold is tri-tip, thinly sliced.
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I think spaghetti with pesto tastes great cold; the pesto has had time to absorb deep into the pasta and transforms it. (A sprinkling of parmesan makes it even better!....why stop there - you could add some toasted pine nuts too!)

Gotta say pop tarts sound disgusting ... cold or hot!
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Italian food, lasagna, pizza, pasta, garlic bread all the best COLD! Fried chicken, meatloaf, baked potatoes, mac 'n cheese, yes, I love them cold as well. I wasn't familiar with the Indian dish, and don't care for curry so those I wouldn't know if they are better cold. Pop Tarts, I've never been a fan. I love cold roast beef. You can make so many other dishes using leftover roast. The only thing I can recall reheating recently was beef stew. That is better hot IMO.

But do you prefer them cold rather than hot/warm?
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I love Spaghetti and Pesto cold.... also love it warm too!
I love Pop Tarts Cold.
I love my muffins cold.
I am one of those people who will eat hot food hot and cold food cold.
For example if I have leftovers, I usually reheat everything thoroughly.
I love pizza cold though!
When my microwave broke, I found out left over chicken parm is good at room temp.
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Pizza, chicken fixed any way, had a cold left over grilled pork chop yesterday.
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I think spaghetti with pesto tastes great cold; the pesto has had time to absorb deep into the pasta and transforms it. (A sprinkling of parmesan makes it even better!....why stop there - you could add some toasted pine nuts too!)

Gotta say pop tarts sound disgusting ... cold or hot!
I would never even heat pesto. For me, it's one of those things that is best at room temperature. I like to put chopped fresh tomatoes or roasted red peppers on top for added color and flavor.

Why are you hating on Pop Tarts? Can't remember the last time I had one, but they're just jelly-filled pastry with frosting on top.
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