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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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#21 troutman

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 January 2017 - 06:01 PM, said:

View Postcustom55, 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.

Same here,

I am always going through the fridge to make sure that there is nothing that will kill me. :lol:

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:16 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 06 January 2017 - 06:01 PM, said:

View Postcustom55, 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.

My family finished off the lasagna a few hours ago and we're all still standing.   I think we're good.   Yeah, 5 days is pushing it but since it's mostly cheese ( some meat ) and pasta we all though we're good to go.



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Home made, cooked lasagna keeps in the refrigerator for three to five days. It is important to cover and refrigerate the lasagna within two hours of cooking it. Lasagna keeps in the freezer for one to two months.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:51 AM

We always put a one week max on leftovers.  None of us have died to date.  If one of us does crook from eating left overs that have pushed the envelope, I'll update this post.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:39 AM

View PostILSnwdog, on 09 January 2017 - 01:51 AM, said:

We always put a one week max on leftovers.  None of us have died to date.  If one of us does crook from eating left overs that have pushed the envelope, I'll update this post.
I'm pretty sure I haven't died either but I'm totally sure I've eaten some old food that's given me an upset stomach and/or diarrhea. No leftovers are worth hospitalization, death, or shitting myself. Then again, leftover pot roast might be worth shitting myself.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:41 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 09 January 2017 - 04:39 AM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 09 January 2017 - 01:51 AM, said:

We always put a one week max on leftovers.  None of us have died to date.  If one of us does crook from eating left overs that have pushed the envelope, I'll update this post.
I'm pretty sure I haven't died either but I'm totally sure I've eaten some old food that's given me an upset stomach and/or diarrhea. No leftovers are worth hospitalization, death, or shitting myself. Then again, leftover pot roast might be worth shitting myself.


Just last night,

I went through the fridge and cleaned house. Made sure it was up to date. :D

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:29 AM

Just had leftover pot roast and it was amazing the second time.  I reheated it in the oven, though.  I love leftover lasagna, enchiladas, pizza, spaghetti.  Not meatloaf, though.

We usually cook extra so we can have healthy lunches for work the next day.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:33 AM

View PostILSnwdog, on 09 January 2017 - 01:51 AM, said:

We always put a one week max on leftovers.  None of us have died to date.  If one of us does crook from eating left overs that have pushed the envelope, I'll update this post.
Five years back, when I was teaching at a middle school, the drama department did its annual play.  Part of the evening was a spaghetti feed fundraiser.  Of course, they made more spaghetti than they needed, so the next day they brought it for the staff to eat.  A bunch of people ate it and, sure enough, were puking by day's end.  

I make sure leftovers get to the fridge, and when eating them reheat properly.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:47 AM

View Postgoose, on 09 January 2017 - 10:29 AM, said:

Just had leftover pot roast and it was amazing the second time.  I reheated it in the oven, though.  I love leftover lasagna, enchiladas, pizza, spaghetti.  Not meatloaf, though.

We usually cook extra so we can have healthy lunches for work the next day.

Same here as far as meatloaf goes.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:19 PM

View Postgoose, on 09 January 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostILSnwdog, on 09 January 2017 - 01:51 AM, said:

We always put a one week max on leftovers.  None of us have died to date.  If one of us does crook from eating left overs that have pushed the envelope, I'll update this post.
Five years back, when I was teaching at a middle school, the drama department did its annual play.  Part of the evening was a spaghetti feed fundraiser.  Of course, they made more spaghetti than they needed, so the next day they brought it for the staff to eat.  A bunch of people ate it and, sure enough, were puking by day's end.  

I make sure leftovers get to the fridge, and when eating them reheat properly.
If they didn't put that in the fridge before serving it the next day, they were trying to sabotage you!  :o

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:40 PM

Tonight I took leftover sirloin and made fajitas for tacos.

I do that with chicken, pork, fish...




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