Left overs.....

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Left overs.....

Beck Beck
How many days will you eat left overs? I know some people who refuse to eat left overs and some who will try to make one whole chicken last all week, but found out the hard way there is a limit on that. So how many days is your limit?
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I refuse to eat left overs.
Ryuson
1  (2%)
One day, maybe two.
Beck , unfulfilled , Pink Jewel , padmeamidala , Kitka , Princess-Kayla ♥ , Shellz31 , Kindred , Starkiller87 , Rossie , stlouisxxx , switzerland , 12345678 , wetone123 , Bignuf , married with children , MrWishyWashy , onehotmomma , Sinfully , TameTemptress
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two or three
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four or five
five and up
Longer than most, care to share?
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Peggi , ily
2  (4%)
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11/22/2011
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unfulfilled unfulfilled
1-2 days, but they're usually gone by then(there's 4 of us in the family.) If it wasn't eaten after day two I'd eat it on the third day but that would be the limit. Usually doesn't happen. My hubby on the otherhand doesn't really like eating leftovers so its just me and the boys that will eat leftovers. I usually eat whatever is left from supper for my lunch the next day.
11/22/2011
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by unfulfilled
1-2 days, but they're usually gone by then(there's 4 of us in the family.) If it wasn't eaten after day two I'd eat it on the third day but that would be the limit. Usually doesn't happen. My hubby on the otherhand doesn't ...
Same here. I just ate left over Chinese food, this was day two. That is my limit as well. I am the one who usually eats left overs as well, my honey is like why would I eat what I had last night, if there is perfectly good food to cook. It drives me nuts, because I end up throwing it out, what a waste!
11/22/2011
newlady newlady
It really depends on what it is.
Meat leftovers- 1 to 2 days
Pasta, rice, potatoes - up to 4
We manage a ski lodge, so we are both home everyday for lunch. Leftovers are great for lunches...sandwiches get so boring.
I also will often throw leftovers in the freezer for a quick meal later on. Then you don't have to worry how long it's been hanging out in the fridge, it's quick to make and easy to clean up.
11/22/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Two, maximum three days. In our house the motto is "If in doubt, throw it out." I don't like to waste food, but getting sick from old food is wasting food AFTER you eat it.

I have friends who "save money" by keeping food way too long. I hesitate to eat at their houses, because I never know when they bought or thawed what is being served.

I do not consider my body a garbage dump, so food that is even slightly suspect goes in the garbage.
11/22/2011
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Two, maximum three days. In our house the motto is "If in doubt, throw it out." I don't like to waste food, but getting sick from old food is wasting food AFTER you eat it.

I have friends who "save money" by keeping ...
I totally agree! That is our motto as well.
My brother in law and his wife work a lot and are busy, but they like to cook a large meat item, like turkey, ham, whole chicken, etc..but make it last all week if possible. They did get sick once from this, because chicken has a limit!
11/22/2011
Kitka Kitka
Leftovers hardly last longer than a day in my house.
11/22/2011
gone77 gone77
It depends on the item and how long it can last in the fridge before going bad, but usually 2-3 days.
11/22/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
For turkey day, I will let turkey and some sides go for 2-3 days. But I otherwise can't do leftovers. Especially if it is tomato-sauce based. The smell of cold tomato gets my stomach rolling.
11/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Depends on what it is. I don't like the consistency of most leftover foods, but my husband will eat just about anything you put in front of him.
11/22/2011
indiglo indiglo
Depending on what it is, I'll say 2-3 days. If I have waaaayyy too much of something, I will divide it up and freeze it. The leftovers last much longer that way, but not everything freezes and reheats well.
11/22/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
2-3 days for us But with two kids its lucky if it lasts that long. I will point out that some food are better as left overs, chili comes to mind
11/22/2011
js250 js250
I will freeze a bunch of leftovers for when I don't feel like cooking. I also mix them up with new foods so it isn't quite like the same meal every day.
11/22/2011
sbon sbon
Our leftovers usually get eaten in 2-3 days. They would probably last longer if they didn't disappear so quickly, though.
11/22/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
A day or two.
My boyfriend has eaten leftovers like 4 days after they've been in the fridge though. It's pretty gross.
11/22/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
It depends on what the dish is.
11/22/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
We eat the left overs the next day or it gets thrown out.
11/22/2011
Peggi Peggi
It depends completely on what it is that we are eating. If it is something I absolutely LOVE, I will eat it 2-3 days later (by then it is always gone) but if it is something I'm not head over heels for, I will only eat it 1 day and any leftovers are thrown out
11/22/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
We rarely have left overs because we dont usually make too much food. But for things like soup and chili we make enough for 2 or 3 days.
11/22/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
After day two, leftovers are just "meh" to me, so I don't really feel like eating them.

The singular exception: Thanksgiving leftovers. I usually get sent home with so much food that it lasts me until Saturday, perhaps Sunday lunch.
11/22/2011
Rossie Rossie
Two days max, no matter what kind of food it is, have to consider the bacteria issues!
11/22/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
on sunday i make pork chops that last until about tues or wed.
11/22/2011
stlouisxxx stlouisxxx
1-2 days if I eat them. It really depends on what the leftover is. And we usually only make enough for the 2 of us that there aren't leftovers. Except for the holidays, then I can eat leftovers for a week.
11/22/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Two or three for the main items. For the dessert, until it's gone, which could be longer than four days if I'm not being awful.
11/22/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
It's sometimes a terrible waste, but 95% of the time I can't stand left overs from a restaurant
11/22/2011
switzerland switzerland
just a day or two!
11/22/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
If it's more than is going to get eaten in a day or 2 post cooking I usually freeze the extras.
11/22/2011
12345678 12345678
I try really hard not to waste anything, but after a few days the texture of food is just gross, especially in the microwave...
11/22/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Usually 1-2. Sometimes 2-3. Depends on what it is and how fast it spoils. Usually if it has dairy it only stays for a day or two.
11/22/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Beck
How many days will you eat left overs? I know some people who refuse to eat left overs and some who will try to make one whole chicken last all week, but found out the hard way there is a limit on that. So how many days is your limit?
I might do ONE day. After that, anything DOG SAFE gets added to their dinner to spice it up a bit. Beyond that, we try and toss it, as it just gets green and moldy in the fridge and ends up getting tossed anyone...in a week or so.
11/23/2011
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