I read a lot about using up left overs to turn them into something edible. Can someone please tell me where I can get some of these left overs, as I think it would be a cheap way of eating.
What is a left over anyway? Is it stuff you have left over because you have bought too much shopping and it hasn't all been eaten? Or do you get it because you have cooked too much and people cant eat it all because they are too full. Or perhaps they don't like the taste of it and refuse to eat it. Is a left over something that is left in the dish it was cooked in, or has it been scraped off someones plate after they have finished their meal. My goodness I couldn't put up with fussy eaters.
When you salvage spare food for later use, at what point do you bin it, when does it have no further use? What is the deciding factor? I believe you can make things with left over bread. When my bread starts to go mouldy I cut the bad bits off and eat the good bits, or put it in the freezer before it gets to that stage.
I cook exactly the right amount for one meal, so no left overs there. When we were little, my mum would not let us leave the table until we had eaten everything put before us. And there was definately no pudding untill we had finished the main meal. My friend feeds her four year old titbits while she is cooking the dinner, then he leaves most of his meal. Hardly surprising, seems daft to me.
Maybe a left over is something out of date? In which case I eat all my left overs, so technically they are not left over from anything I suppose, how confusing.
I have just eaten the last bit of a three day stew. It didn't look very appetising, and I knew it would go through me like a dose of salts, but I still ate it. Maybe I should have left it in the fridge for a couple more days and added something to it to perk it up, then it would have been classed as a left over. I thought the best way to deal with it was to just get rid of it by eating it.
I am trying to get Henry choc lab to eat his left overs, he hasn't finished his dinner from last night yet. I will pep it up with a couple of sardines, maybe that might tempt him. If that fails I will chuck it on the garden in the morning for the birds. Bloomin fussy dog. By the way, is left overs two words or one?