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Poll: The Leftovers Poll (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Regarding leftovers, which opinion is closest to yours?

  1. I eat leftovers because it'd be wasteful to toss food out. (5 votes [62.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  2. Of course I eat them, some food tastes better as leftovers. (1 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. I'm a poor bastard and eating leftovers stretches my coin a bit further. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. I'm a lazy bastard and eating leftovers means one less meal to cook. (1 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  5. I'm a fat bastard/My family is full of fat bastards so there are never any leftovers. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Leftovers are for peasants and I'm a rich bastard. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Some dishes just aren't good as leftovers so THOSE get tossed, others I save. (1 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  8. I make abstract art sculptures from my leftovers. You should see my "Beef Stroganoff in Spring" sculpture. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. I don't eat leftovers but others in my house do. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. I'm eating leftovers right now. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. I give my leftovers to my pet. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. I limit my leftovers to the never ending Thanksgiving & Christmas turkey & ham and, of course, pizza. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:21 PM

I've known a few people that never eat leftovers. Their reasons included the taste not being good and it made them feel poor.  

On the other end, I've heard some mention that certain dishes taste better as leftovers. I don't think I agree with that but I'm not turning my nose up at leftovers if it smells good...and I'm ravenous.

What's your opinion about leftovers?
What food is good as leftovers? What food isn't?

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

It bothers me to no end to throw out perfectly good food.  Leftovers are fine by me.  Some things like leftover pizza can taste amazing the next day.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

I never have any leftovers because I always finish everything, every time. :huh:

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:22 PM

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 08:05 PM, said:

I never have any leftovers because I always finish everything, every time. :huh:

Damn,

Your so selfish! :P

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:23 PM

Any type of Mexican food for sure. :hail:

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:32 PM

 troutman, on 03 January 2017 - 08:22 PM, said:

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 08:05 PM, said:

I never have any leftovers because I always finish everything, every time. :huh:

Damn,

Your so selfish! :P
Well there's only me here!

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM

The only bad left over is french fries.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

The only bad left over is french fries.
Why?

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 08:32 PM, said:

 troutman, on 03 January 2017 - 08:22 PM, said:

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 08:05 PM, said:

I never have any leftovers because I always finish everything, every time. :huh:

Damn,

Your so selfish! :P
Well there's only me here!

You do have a phone right? Use it. :whipgirl: :lol:

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:14 PM

 troutman, on 03 January 2017 - 09:13 PM, said:

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 08:32 PM, said:

 troutman, on 03 January 2017 - 08:22 PM, said:

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 08:05 PM, said:

I never have any leftovers because I always finish everything, every time. :huh:

Damn,

Your so selfish! :P
Well there's only me here!

You do have a phone right? Use it. :whipgirl: :lol:
What for so I can save some leftovers for somebody? :16ton:

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:14 PM

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 08:05 PM, said:

I never have any leftovers because I always finish everything, every time. :huh:
Then you should've ticked the "I'm a fat bastard..." option :hail:

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:14 PM

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

The only bad left over is french fries.

Yep,

It's now or never with fries.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:17 PM

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 09:13 PM, said:

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

The only bad left over is french fries.
Why?
Well, even if you reheat them in the oven they won't be as tasty as when they're first made.
Still, I'll eat them and wouldn't necessarily call them "bad", just "not as good as when they're freshly made"

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:18 PM

 troutman, on 03 January 2017 - 09:14 PM, said:

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

The only bad left over is french fries.

Yep,

It's now or never with fries.
You know you've had more than your fair share of leftover, limp French fries

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:25 PM

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 09:13 PM, said:

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

The only bad left over is french fries.
Why?

they get all tough and soggy

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 09:25 PM, said:

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 09:13 PM, said:

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

The only bad left over is french fries.
Why?

they get all tough and soggy
I never have this problem you see, like I said I always eat em all up! :d13: The nearest I can think of concerning chips AKA fries is when did eat too much once I had to leave the plate for about half an hour while my gut settled. Then I went right back to it even though it was slightly cold by then. Tasted alright to me! :smoke:

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:21 PM

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 09:25 PM, said:

 treeduck, on 03 January 2017 - 09:13 PM, said:

 wdd2000, on 03 January 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

The only bad left over is french fries.
Why?

they get all tough and soggy

Or dried out,

Depends on who made them. And if they are from a restaurant or homemade. Now homemade fried potatoes can last for days. I am the master at making them. Camp fire fried potatoes are heaven on earth! :hail:

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:12 PM

Having leftover ( 5 day old ) lasagna.  Always tastes better the day after and the day after that...   I think it's reached its limit today so the rest gets trashed.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

 custom55, on 06 January 2017 - 04:12 PM, said:

Having leftover ( 5 day old ) lasagna.  Always tastes better the day after and the day after that...   I think it's reached its limit today so the rest gets trashed.

Don't push your luck. :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

 custom55, on 06 January 2017 - 04:12 PM, said:

Having leftover ( 5 day old ) lasagna.  Always tastes better the day after and the day after that...   I think it's reached its limit today so the rest gets trashed.
Oh man, I LOVE lasagna but 5 day old leftovers are too dangerous. Everything I've read over the years states 3-4 days as the max for keeping food...unless you froze the leftovers of course. I never go over 72 hours just to be absolutely safe.




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