The Case for Leftovers

I love leftovers, simply love them.  Why?

Well, first, everything is already cooked so after a tiring day, it’s easy to stick it on the stove or nuke it in the microwave for a few minutes and it’s ready to go.

It’s a no-brainer healthy lunch (if you cooked something healthy that is…).  Just put it in a preferably microwave-safe container and stash it somewhere where it won’t be forgotten and when the munchies come on wherever you are, you have something ready to go.  This is great at work or at college because there are often at least one microwave around that’s easy to get to.  And if you don’t have access to a microwave, leftover salad or put some leftover chicken in a tortilla for a quick meal that doesn’t need to be microwaved.

If you have a little time to cook but too brain-dead from a long day to come up with any special recipes, leftovers don’t need lots of thought to make it into something else equally yummy.  Add a few spices, maybe some ground meat, some pepper and you’re good to go with another dish for the family.  If it’s leftover veggies, add some rice and it’s fried rice.  If it’s leftover meat, boil some water, add noodles, and it’s a great pasta dinner.

And since leftovers are just the previous day’s food, it costs little to nothing extra for another meal which drops the cost per person for food much lower.

Just make sure it’s properly refrigerated and put near the front of the fridge so it’s not forgotten.  Yummy leftovers may be great but leftovers that have spoiled are quite disgusting.

What do you think about leftovers?


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