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10/17/10 8:52 P

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I eat the leftovers for the next day or 2 whether they are from a restaurant or a meal we made larger than needed, it means less frequent cooking and easy to grab and go meals. I do occasionally grab leftovers the same day, especially if it's pasta, but I find I usually regret it. Hoping to get better about having a more varied diet

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2/24/10 10:23 P

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I emoticon leftovers!

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2/24/10 8:21 P

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i agree! we always make extra and save it for the next day. dinner tonight is an automatic lunch the next afternoon. that can help so much when life starts tossing crap your way!

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2/22/10 10:10 P

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Okay I want to take a gun to the damn squirrels who keep the Spark's net "working" (and I do say this loosely) - NO notification of this thread...GRRRR.

I always automatically put aside right off half the portions since the "American way" is supersize and we are clueless on portion size. From there I just eat what I do have as leftovers for the meals the next day or two. I am use to eating the same thing for a couple days in a row since I go on food runs - helps burn out those cravings that hit. And since we do pay for this meal to begin with - might as well take advantage of it (and if I don't eat it, my partner does).

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2/21/10 1:15 P

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Great strategy WESCOBAR!

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2/20/10 1:21 P

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Thanks for sharing the great idea! I always prepare my lunch the night before. Mostly because my schedule is so jammed that I would not have time to go out and get anything! This is a good thing!

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2/18/10 4:23 P

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I handle leftovers as my lunch/treat for the next day. I get home, put it into my lunchware... (I'm a gay guy we have items for different occasions. hehehehehe) and put it in the fridge. If I look at the food with desire before the morning, I remind myself of the trouble I have to go through to make a new lunch and since it's all done now I can sleep in a bit longer in the morning. Helps me and talks me out of eating the leftovers and at work I have a wonderful lunch while everyone is ordering out.

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12/2/09 1:58 A

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Hey yoga will be a great place to start a new relationship!

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12/1/09 2:19 A

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Well, i am working elsewhere tomorrow, so i won't run in to her until later this week. But we did find out that we go to the same yoga studio, and that we've both been slacking. If nothing else, i now have a new yoga buddy!

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11/30/09 10:45 P

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Thanks for keeping us posted! I was wondering if the leftover ploy worked and it sounds like it did! What is your plan for tomorrow's lunch?

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11/30/09 10:44 P

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update: well, it didn't get me a date, but it did start a conversation... And it kept me from stuffing my face last night!

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11/29/09 9:42 P

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I believe your current strategy for leftovers wins the prize! LOL!

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11/29/09 8:35 P

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When i go out to eat with friends, or order out at lunch, i usually eat about half the food, and then wrap the rest up for later. Only problem is that sometimes i wind up eating it as soon as i get home! I could avoid this by not taking the leftovers home, but I hate letting good food go to waste.

Tonight i went to a great Ethiopian restaurant, and of course took home the leftovers. But i have a very silly reason for saving them until tomorrow: I freelance and i know i'll be working with a girl i have a huuuuge crush on. In my head, i am imagining that my yummy leftovers would be a great conversation starter... we'll see, i guess!

Anyway, what are your opinions on (and strategies for) leftovers?

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