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Old 03-08-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Best leftovers

I'm sure it's come up before, but I've noticed that when I cook a great meal and I save it for a day, it becomes pretty good. I always remember how good it USED TO BE. If I make a pretty good meal it becomes alright a day later. Mostly forgettable.

Does anyone have a recipe that they make that starts out great and keeps you coming back to the fridge on day 2,3,4?


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Old 03-08-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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I would expect soups, stews, braises to be just as good the second time around. Other foods such as roast meats and poultry, stir-fries, etc. won't taste as good.

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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Smoked brisket, pulled pork are better the next day. I even like smoked prime rib better the next day. But I slice/pull everything the day of the cook, back in the pan with the au jus over night.

Brisket and pulled pork reheated on the smoker at about 225 until hot is butt kick'n good.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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Chili. Chicken and yellow rice.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #5
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There is something about leftover spagetti in meat sauce. On the first night it is mixed and served in a large bowl at the table. It continues to absorb the sauce and although it can get a bit clumply and the pasta breaks up a bit, it is tasiter the next day. IMHO

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:46 AM   #6
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Lasagna, pizza pot pie (recipe is posted in one dish meals thread), tater toy hotdish, hot roast beef with gravy and mashed potatoes on bread (I know, that's kind of a makeover)
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #7
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Google Kahlua pork. I make a 5lb roast (serve over steamed rice) and use leftovers for all kinds of things. Tacos, nachos, taquitos, enchiladas, pull pork sandwiches, etc. I make this all the time at home. Def the most frequent recipe I have.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:47 PM   #8
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mmmm anything italian...
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:50 PM   #9
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Red beans and rice! I don't even consider eating this dish on the day it is made. Many other dishes are the same. Much better the next day!

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:52 PM   #10
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left over mushrooms sauted in butter with onions and plenty of well cooked garlic reheated in more butter.

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