I hate eating leftovers. They really gross me out knowing it was cooked, then cold, then re-heated and the texture changes... blecch. And the restaurant usually puts the veggies in with everything else and I can't stand for my food to touch each other. But. I do eat them. It just makes financial sense if we go to a restaurant and the portions are so huge there ARE leftovers and our bill is $60 for one meal for two...I'd be stupid to not have that again for lunch the next day at work. I do the whole chicken thing, too. Cook a whole chicken and that can make a few meals. I haven't gotten so far as to simmer the carcass for stock, but I know it can be done.