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Old 02-26-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Throwing food away

A lot of people I know throw perfectly good food out the next day because they don't like "old" or "warmed up" food. To me there's nothing better than a curry or a stew the day after you made it. We never throw food away(except every now again when I forget about something in the fridge and it goes off and then I'm quite annoyed with myself) - if we don't eat it the next day I'll freeze it. So do you throw leftovers away or know lots of people who do ? Just interested as I was so surprised over the weekend when the topic came up about how many people do.

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Old 02-26-2008, 12:54 PM   #2
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I do pretty much as you do Miss Tanya...Don't throw much away except for the occasional snafu...
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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I agree, there are a lot of foods that are better the next day. I know people who say the same thing, Tanya, and I've never been able to understand it. The idea of wasting that much food ... I gotta go eat my leftover spaghetti now
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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We DO NOT throw away leftovers at out house, except for the occasional 'science experiment'. In fact we love them! Most times we will eat 'as is' the next day, or freeze them for a future meal. Sometimes I'll alter them into another recipe and on occasion will freeze for soups or casseroles.

My BIL, on the other hand, hates leftovers and will plan his meals down to the ounce, which makes it kind of tough for second servings if you are unfortunate enough to be eating there. He was bragging to me one day that he gets 8 hamburger patties out of a pound of meat
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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I`m so against throwing good food away that I`ll modify my eating of a meal if I start to get close to Full Up, and leave what I KNOW can be used in something else later, in fact before I`ve finished eating I will know a recipe of what I`m going to use what and for and when. and then eat accordingly :)

as for stews, we Never eat them on the same day anyway, they are Always Far Superior on the next day, so I plan a stew a good 24+ hours ahead of time.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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I always take leftovers into work for lunch.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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There are some dishes I think are really good as leftovers, sometimes even better. We don't throw away good food but when we make too much of something, we like to share with the in-laws.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:08 PM   #9
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Only time something gets thrown out is food covered in green fuzzies. Sometimes I forget I saved something and it gets pushed to back of the fridge , forgotten. Hubby hates throwing anything out even it is only about a tablespoon of something! ugh!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:42 PM   #10
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If it was up to my wife she'd throw everything away after the second day. Me i can eat the same thing for a week, maybe more.
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