My family eats very unpredictably. One night, they might chow down like pigs, and another night they just pick. So we frequently wind up with leftovers. Usually, dh takes the leftovers to work for lunch the next day, and if there is plenty I'll eat them for lunch, too.
Sometimes, though, they get "lost" in my fridge. I clean out my fridge about once a week, and today I found a container with rice and two strips of beef teriyaki in it, another container with about 6 oz. of chourico in it, and one more with two small pieces of fried haddock. None of the items were edible anymore.... it had been too many days. So it all wound up in the trash, which makes me mad.
Anybody else experience this? How do I avoid it? I'm thinking about making a list for the front of my fridge with the names and dates of leftovers, so nothing gets forgotten.
Another thing... what do y'all do with excessive amounts of veggies? If I buy parsley for a recipe, the majority of it winds up in the trash. I simply cannot use a whole bunch of parsley before it goes bad. Same thing with stuff like celery. I might buy it for soup, but nobody eats the rest of it. I've thought about asking my friends if they want the remainder... would that be weird?