I Tend To Choose My Dinner Based On Its Longevity

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on November 4, 2011

in All About Me,I like to eat

Whether I cook it for the picky children and not-as-picky husband, or I order something for dinner that someone else makes, most of the time, I choose what I eat based on if I can eat it again for lunch the next day.

Sloppy Joes? The girls may whine about having to eat meat, but at least I’ll have lunch the next day.

Gnocchi? Even better warmed up after 18 hours in the fridge.

Spaghetti sauce? It’s the only thing make from scratch, and when I make it, I make it by the gallon.

Conquistador Mexican Platter? The trough of Mexican meats, cheeses, and sauces may be too big for one meal, but half of that deliciousness is reserved for tomorrow.

Knowing I’ll have leftovers left over from what I order out to eat, I draw a line down the middle of my plate, then I vow not to cross that line. I’ve been known to ask the server to take away my takeaways so I’m not even tempted to glutton over the saved 1/2.

PeeEss, the fridge is only this clean & empty because of the recent FridgeGate 2011.

Today, I have my favorite, Gnocchi in Pink Bolognase. Right at this moment, it’s 11:01am, and I’ve been fixated on the styrofoam box in the fridge holding my precious since 8am when I got out of bed.

I’m thinking of having Gnocchi for brunch. That’s OK, right?

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1 Joules November 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

If my gnocchi had somehow managed to escape total consumption at dinner it certainly wouldn’t have made it past breakfast. Kudos on the restraint.
Also, have you tried Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with sage and butter? Worth the drive to Naples, yo.
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2 Crystal November 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

This post actually made me gag 🙁
The only leftovers I can eat is spaghetti, and it has to be the same day I originally ate it. I cannot do anything other than that. To me, all leftovers seem rotten and taste like they’ve been in the sun for a week. Good on you for not being wasteful!
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3 Momo Fali November 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Based on the ribs I have been burping up for the last few hours, I should have considered longevity myself. #badmeat
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4 Kelli @ Momma Needs a Beer November 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

ZOMG… I totally do the same thing!! Many times — especially when it comes to Italian & Mexican dishes — they are waaaaay yummier the next day! Soup too… I always make a huge batch, for sharing, freezing… and for enjoying all week. Three cheers for leftovers!
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5 Colleen - @amadisonmom November 10, 2011 at 12:52 am

Mmmm…. gnocchi.

You know… gnocchi from Louis and Maria’s is my absolute favorite gnocchi on earth. Have you had theirs??? (And absolutely amazing as leftovers.)
An Awesome post on Colleen – @amadisonmom´s blog … OMG!!! I really do need this tonight. (Wordless Wednesday)


6 Kamryn Ruffner April 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Muchos Gracias for your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.


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