I've known some households that are absolutely 'no leftover zones'. if something wasn't fully consumed it's either fed to the pets (if appropriate) or tossed. w/some it's b/c they grew up on having to eat the same food item for days in a row so it's unappealing to them, w/others they see it as some kind of elevated lifestyle. I mean, it's fine-personal choice and all that but I grew up w/a mom who plotted out how to get every bit of use out of the foods she bought so that there was as little waste as possible and I pretty much adopted those habits. that's not to say if I cook a roast beef on Monday we will eat roast beef in the same manner for several days b/c it will likely after day 2 be frozen to be used in a different way down the line. with other recipes my family prefers them the second or third day (stews in particular). I tend to plan meals and shop w/ planned main meals in mind-and the leftovers meals that can be created. do you do leftovers, are they strictly the same as the original meal or do you have specific recipes that you make out of them?