How good is it to be saving both time and money?

Leftover food can be a very controversial topic. My other half, isn’t that much of a fan as he likes variety. I, however love leftovers. I love making extra so I don’t have to cook two nights in a row and I love even more that on the second night there’s hardy any washing up.

I find it’s often cheaper to make slightly more of something and get more meals out of it. This does also mean eating more of the same thing which I know many people aren’t a fan of. But as long as you aren’t eating he same thing for both lunch and dinner seven days a week what does it matter? Eating leftovers is more than just about saving money, it’s also about saving time. The heat and eat phenomenon means that for a night you don’t have to cook and wash up which leaves times for other things in the evening. My partner and I can spend more quality time together, going for a walk or researching our next holiday. This is all because eating leftovers has saved an hour out of our evening (which is a lot during the working week).

Don’t get me wrong however, you have to be careful. It’s not worth eating five day old chicken just to save a couple of dollars. This is where the saving definitely isn’t worth the risk. Sometimes I find myself debating over if something is still good to eat or not. But if in doubt, don’t eat it.

I will always be a fan over eating leftovers, savings of time and money rolled into one are usually too good to beat. As a result, for time and money savings I highly recommend making double of something and eating it two nights in a row. Some of my favourites are listed below

  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Tacos
  • Sausages
  • Any sort of casserole
  • Curry
  • Stirfry
  • soup

Love them or hate them, how do you feel about leftovers?