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2013-01-24 09:08:24 AM
I also like a clean box
 
2013-01-24 09:11:04 AM
People actually have to be told to eat the leftovers in the fridge?
 
2013-01-24 09:13:17 AM
clean the fridge night for me involves a lot of "what the hell is that?" and "is that supposed to have fur?"
 
2013-01-24 09:13:32 AM
William Perry gets an enema?
 
2013-01-24 09:14:18 AM
You left a preposition out of your headline, subby. Are you INSANE?
 
2013-01-24 09:14:23 AM
Woo hoo!!  Banana pudding!

...or is that the green bean casserole from two weeks ago?
 
2013-01-24 09:15:20 AM
Yeah. Looks like somebody couldn't think what to write about this week.
 
2013-01-24 09:18:02 AM
"And, what I love most about it right now is that it's like a free dinner. The money has already been spent."

unlike everything else sitting there in the fridge and pantry
 
2013-01-24 09:19:39 AM
Do people really have so much extra food that there is enough left over to do this? They sound fat.
 
2013-01-24 09:21:59 AM
To be followed by "Trip to emerg with explosive diarrhea & food poisoning" night
 
2013-01-24 09:23:44 AM
Wan and Wu's are they back in business? I thought they closed down 3 years ago.
 
2013-01-24 09:24:06 AM

pdieten: People actually have to be told to eat the leftovers in the fridge?


Well, the submitter thought it was a spiffy idea, so apparently so.
 
2013-01-24 09:24:52 AM
This reminds me of @PippaTips on Twitter. After Pippa Middleton wrote that disaster of a party planning book that included gems such as suggesting buying a bigger turkey to feed more people, this parody account has started offering tips such as "Keep your home litter free by placing rubbish in bins "
This could easily be one of her tips - "have a free meal by using leftovers in your fridge once a week".
 
2013-01-24 09:25:14 AM

vodka: Do people really have so much extra food that there is enough left over to do this? They sound fat.


The intersection of "foods that must be kept refrigerated but not frozen" and "foods that don't go bad in a week" seems slim.
 
2013-01-24 09:35:40 AM
Also known as "Yuck, what's that?" day.
 
2013-01-24 09:36:06 AM
"no honey, it's your turn to shave the cheese"

and did anyone else see the article at the bottom of the page with the headline "steak made from human poo passes taste test"

WTF?!?!
 
2013-01-24 09:39:47 AM

starsrift: vodka: Do people really have so much extra food that there is enough left over to do this? They sound fat.

The intersection of "foods that must be kept refrigerated but not frozen" and "foods that don't go bad in a week" seems slim.


From the second paragraph: "it's mid-week clean out the fridge night. I'm going to put the leftovers from the previous four days on the table"

As such, it is at least once a week, perhaps twice, since that only added up to five days. The only things I can think of that go bad that quickly are some fruits, vegetables, and bread (depending on the time of year).

I don't particularly enjoy cooking, so leftovers are my favorite type of food. I always make at least twice as much as we can eat in a night, and if I can get three or four days of leftovers out of it, that's even better. A big pot of chili can easily last a week, and it's easy to grab a container of it to take for lunch, so it's also helpful for those who hate taking the time to make a sandwich to take to work.
 
2013-01-24 09:47:28 AM
Why the f*ck did I read that?

...

and why the f*ck was this greenlit?

...

AND WHY THE F*CK WOULD SOMEONE SUBMIT THIS?!

...

Goddamned fatties.
 
2013-01-24 09:48:38 AM
Also known as Salmonella Supper
 
2013-01-24 09:56:16 AM
Wait, wait, wait....we can EAT the leftovers I keep putting in the fridge?! I thought I was just keeping them cold until we threw them out on garbage day! THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!
 
2013-01-24 09:59:13 AM
Dated a girl in college who refused to partake in leftovers a day later. Be they homemade or from a restaurant.

I ended that shiat in like two weeks.

/ I'm not too good for leftovers.
// Seriously, Why do people need to be told this????
 
2013-01-24 10:02:55 AM
this is news? In my humble household leftovers are my lunch or become ingredients in another meal.
 
2013-01-24 10:09:07 AM

pdieten: People actually have to be told to eat the leftovers in the fridge?


Our old roommate won't eat things if they've been in the fridge for like, two days, so yeah, I guess they do.
 
2013-01-24 10:24:08 AM

Keigh: pdieten: People actually have to be told to eat the leftovers in the fridge?

Our old roommate won't eat things if they've been in the fridge for like, two days, so yeah, I guess they do.


My father-in-law is the same way. Refuses to eat leftovers.

Also in my house leftovers go bad due to poor communication between the misses and I. I will leave leftovers in the fridge for her to eat for lunch the next day...then she leaves it in there for me to eat for dinner the next day. Repeat a few times and it has now gone bad.
 
2013-01-24 10:35:52 AM
My husband willingly eats leftovers for dinner, but for some reason won't take them to work for lunch.  I've offered to get him a thermos (I have my own) but he won't do it.  I, too, like to make big batches of chili or soup to reheat for dinner, but I freeze them rather than put them in the fridge.
 
2013-01-24 10:36:31 AM
Isnt it easier to just portion out the food properly the first time around so there isnt a mound of leftovers and you dont have to eat reheated crap twice a week?
 
2013-01-24 10:38:47 AM

vodka: Do people really have so much extra food that there is enough left over to do this? They sound fat.


If they were fat they probably wouldn't have any leftovers at all because they ate it all the first time around.
 
2013-01-24 10:41:00 AM
So, it's come to this. Greenlighting a link to some blabbering woman's blog.
 
2013-01-24 10:47:10 AM
i don't have leftovers, and my fridge is always clean. this is because i only eat one-serving microwave crap food like chef boyardee or frozen mini pizzas. my fridge only has like 12 items in it. milk, pepsi, ketchup, mayonnaise, .... um okay maybe less than 12 items. my freezer has pizzas, chicken, and ice cream.

my diet is awesome.
 
2013-01-24 10:49:23 AM

Nasty_McFilth: vodka: Do people really have so much extra food that there is enough left over to do this? They sound fat.

If they were fat they probably wouldn't have any leftovers at all because they ate it all the first time around.


Yeah I was a bit puzzled about the initial posting as well - but then again almost nothing about this thread is worthwile or not blindingly obvious so.... oh damn looks like I shovled more useless onto the pile.
 
2013-01-24 10:54:24 AM
I just looked in my fridge. Not much in there, however, I do have individually wrapped slices of cheese that have been sitting in there for a couple months.

How long can these slices of cheese stay ok to eat till they're not safely edible?
 
2013-01-24 11:00:48 AM

upndn


I just looked in my fridge. Not much in there, however, I do have individually wrapped slices of cheese that have been sitting in there for a couple months.

How long can these slices of cheese stay ok to eat till they're not safely edible?


Are they actually cheese or are they "processed cheese food product"? The fake stuff will probably never go bad as long as it's in the fridge.

IOW they're probably as safe now as they ever were.
 
2013-01-24 11:04:21 AM

TheOriginalEd: Isnt it easier to just portion out the food properly the first time around so there isnt a mound of leftovers and you dont have to eat reheated crap twice a week?


It is easier to do that if you live in a small household and can afford the time to cook everynight. For others with larger families or limited time due to busy schedules cooking ahead for a busy week is one way to keep your budget in line and healthy food readily available for the family, as opposed to showing up at a drive thru multiple times per week. For example, it is very easy to make a crockpot full of chili or even a roast and have plenty of leftovers for the next day.
 
2013-01-24 11:05:52 AM
I do "clean out the fridge night" EVERY week, the night before we take the garbage to the curb.

It's like a smorgasbord for the kids, and makes room for the weekend shopping.

/Tonight is that night this week (one-day delay due to MLK holiday).
 
2013-01-24 11:08:32 AM

Marisyana: My husband willingly eats leftovers for dinner, but for some reason won't take them to work for lunch.  I've offered to get him a thermos (I have my own) but he won't do it.  I, too, like to make big batches of chili or soup to reheat for dinner, but I freeze them rather than put them in the fridge.


Crock Pot makes a GREAT little thing you can plug in at work that heats your chili or whatever, ready for lunchtime.
 
2013-01-24 11:14:19 AM
I like how posts upthread claim you're a fatty for NOT eating the entire meal in one sitting.

When we make chili or something, sometimes it's perfectly the amount we are hungry for but other times you can't quite finish or don't feel like stuffing the last bit of pasta noodles from the pot into the plate. If there's still a bowls' worth, why throw it away? It tastes just fine a day or two from now. I don't know why that's "do people REALLY have SO MUCH EXTRA food?" It isn't usually a whole second meal for 4, that's why TFA mentions cobbling together several meals.

And a lot of posts whining about the post itself. Do you guys not click 90% of the links on Fark? No, it hasn't "come to this", the first few posts I glance at on Fark mention a chicken wing shortage, a kid jizzing in a mint bottle and fat shaming. Truly, this fluff article about food maximization is trespassing on a veritable forum of genius.

/not subby
 
2013-01-24 11:17:01 AM
economistmom.com

/doggie bags FTW
 
2013-01-24 11:19:36 AM

rogiesangel: TheOriginalEd: Isnt it easier to just portion out the food properly the first time around so there isnt a mound of leftovers and you dont have to eat reheated crap twice a week?

It is easier to do that if you live in a small household and can afford the time to cook everynight. For others with larger families or limited time due to busy schedules cooking ahead for a busy week is one way to keep your budget in line and healthy food readily available for the family, as opposed to showing up at a drive thru multiple times per week. For example, it is very easy to make a crockpot full of chili or even a roast and have plenty of leftovers for the next day.


We cook more than enough on purpose for just this reason. Really, what's easier: Cook 7 times, eat 7 times or Cook 3 times, eat 7 times.
 
2013-01-24 11:24:19 AM

Electromax: And a lot of posts whining about the post itself. Do you guys not click 90% of the links on Fark? No, it hasn't "come to this", the first few posts I glance at on Fark mention a chicken wing shortage, a kid jizzing in a mint bottle and fat shaming. Truly, this fluff article about food maximization is trespassing on a veritable forum of genius.


So you come to Fark for the household tips and helpful ways to stretch your food dollar? Gotcha.
 
2013-01-24 11:36:53 AM

Persnickety: Electromax: And a lot of posts whining about the post itself. Do you guys not click 90% of the links on Fark? No, it hasn't "come to this", the first few posts I glance at on Fark mention a chicken wing shortage, a kid jizzing in a mint bottle and fat shaming. Truly, this fluff article about food maximization is trespassing on a veritable forum of genius.

So you come to Fark for the household tips and helpful ways to stretch your food dollar? Gotcha.


I come to fark to watch people argue and get worked up about stupid stuff so I can feel better about myself, obviously. The topic is inconsequential.
 
2013-01-24 11:37:53 AM
Clean out the fridge night for me usually involves this
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2013-01-24 11:59:53 AM
So, I'm imagining the submitter is a large lonely woman sitting at home that thought to herself "Holy crap!!  I can eat the food I put in the fridge?? I'm so glad I read this, I better tell the world!"
 
2013-01-24 12:11:59 PM

vodka: Do people really have so much extra food that there is enough left over to do this? They sound fat.


I can tell you as a fat man that having an empty fridge is more common in my house than one too full of leftovers.

It's wasteful people and those who are bad at math who have loads of leftovers. If you have a family of 3, just don't cook portions for 6 people. You can also plan future meals to work in leftovers (soups, sandwiches, etc).
 
2013-01-24 12:13:11 PM
Loves me some leftovers. Made an omelet from old tamales - boy was it good. Pizza, spaghetti, and a lot of other things are actually better on the second day. Get a steak and eat half of it, make tacos the next night. Fry up the leftover baked potato with onions and peppers. Throw the day old rice into your soup. Pizza omelets are great too. We try not to make it look the same twice, though.

/it's a meal in itself!
 
2013-01-24 12:39:09 PM
Sure it's easier to make a big batch of something and eat it five days a week. Then put the leftovers in the freezer for when you get another hankering for it. But by then, it's been six months and your leftovers are freezer-burnt.
 
2013-01-24 12:43:57 PM
Whoever wrote this article never had teenage boys, leftovers never make it past nightly snack time. aside from that, there's very few leftover that will stay decent for more than a day or two in the fridge, if it's not eaten by the following day it's usually in the trash the next.
 
2013-01-24 01:42:50 PM
At my house, it's called "you're on your own" night.
 
2013-01-24 01:43:21 PM

thoughtsausage: clean the fridge night for me involves a lot of "what the hell is that?" and "is that supposed to have fur?"


More on this important topic.
 
2013-01-24 03:25:31 PM
when I was a teenager, I worked at a Girl Scout camp.
The one meal of the week that was leftovers was called "Memory Meal".
It was pretty awesome, I thought, but the dining hall would be mostly empty that day, lol.

/css
 
2013-01-24 03:25:46 PM
"Could be meat. Could be cake."
 
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