The following is a guest post from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship. Welcome, Katie!
When friends tell me they don’t like leftovers, I generally sort of gape openly at them and stand frozen for a few minutes, shocked, eyes wide in disbelief.
We eat leftovers for lunch almost every day.
Once I scrape my jaw off the floor, I usually find enough words to stammer, “Why not?!”
Most of the time, people don’t like the idea of eating the same thing two or three days in a row. They get tired of it. In contrast, our family loves leftovers. If I look in the fridge and announce that there are (“only”) two choices for lunch, everyone feels like they have been shorted, like we are practically out of food.
I’m always thrilled to Cook Once, and Serve Twice – that old C.O.S.T. acronym that freezer cookbooks in particular like to use. Typically C.O.S.T. means making a big batch of a meal and saving an entire meal in the freezer for later.