Husband and I have vastly different ways of dealing with leftovers in the kitchen. I just eat them until they are gone. Husband gets bored with them and tries to improve them. Last week he made some Italian bean soup. The recipe made a lot, and after a couple of days he added rice, leftover cooked yellow zucchini, green beans, and a jar of home canned tomatoes. Instead of having six cups of bean soup that we could have finished in a couple of days, we had 10 cups of minestrone that I am still eating. The minestrone was pretty good, but most of his renovated leftover aren’t very palatable, and he ends up eating them for a day and them throwing them out. I call those creations “glop”, since that is their consistency and their appeal, and I am often afraid to eat them. He has never been able to appreciate my argument that what he does just makes for more leftovers. Boredom trumps volume, I guess. Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to heat up some minestrone.
How do you manage leftovers? What are you afraid to eat?