I think some people are just not capable of using leftovers. That's ok, I can be a bit like that - I'm not fond of freezing things and reheating them as a rule, but this is what works for me:
-planning your meals so that you will have extra of something in particular to use in a very different dish. Make sure the second dish is just as good as the first and isn't just a reheated mess.
-embrace curries - the flavour deepens and they're even more awesome the next day.
-do a food/leftover swap with a friend, neighbour or family member. Cook double and give half to your friend and take half of what she made. One lot of cooking, 2 different meals.
- making up emergency supplies in the freezer. I got very ill and couldn't cook and my backup (schnitzels that I'd crumbed already, curries, lasagne, etc) saved us from eating bad food when I really needed something nutritious.
- before you put something in the fridge: ask yourself - am i REALLY going to eat this in the next day or so? be honest. if the answer is that you're going to eat it NEVER - throw it out, donate it, get rid of it.
And yes, I'm a hopeless over-caterer.
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