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  1. #1
    Omelet Guest

    Default Dinner guests and leftovers

    I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    dip.

    They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...

    Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?
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  2. #2
    bob Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 02:55:33 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    >make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    >cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    >leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    >dip.
    >
    >They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    >tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    >but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    >since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    >whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    >
    >Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?


    Absolutely. Although we also have left-over guests sometimes.

    Seriously, we have lots of plastic containers we recycle for just such
    leftovers - especially for family.


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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    On Jun 29, 2:55*am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > cooking. *The relatives especially. *I sent them home with more
    > leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > dip.
    >
    > They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! *Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > whole lot longer than charcoal fires! *Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    >
    > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?


    Yes, and I appreciate reciprocity.
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >

    --Bryan
    We all watched that face get freakier and freakier. Why stop now?
    The money generated from subscriptions to the "live feed" could go to
    support his orphaned children.
    Yes, the Michael Jackson Coffin Cam would be a fitting coda to a very
    strange life.

  4. #4
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    In article <[email protected]>,
    bob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 02:55:33 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >
    > >I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > >make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > >cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    > >leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > >dip.
    > >
    > >They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > >tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > >but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > >since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > >whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    > >
    > >Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >
    > Absolutely. Although we also have left-over guests sometimes.


    Couch sleepers? <g>
    Last New Years party I attended, the hosts made sure they had overnight
    digs for the party guests which were just a few close friends and family.

    >
    > Seriously, we have lots of plastic containers we recycle for just such
    > leftovers - especially for family.


    Hm. Maybe I oughta start saving sour cream, yogurt and cottage cheese
    cartons again. I've been putting them into the city recycling bin.
    It'd save me some $$$.
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    Peace! Om

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    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Bobo Bonobo® <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jun 29, 2:55*am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > > cooking. *The relatives especially. *I sent them home with more
    > > leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > > dip.
    > >
    > > They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > > tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! *Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > > but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > > since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > > whole lot longer than charcoal fires! *Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    > >
    > > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >
    > Yes, and I appreciate reciprocity.


    Don't we all. <g> My sister sent me home with leftovers from both
    Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    On Jun 29, 4:36*am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article
    > <bc41e37a-ce08-4845-9ae6-cce4526bc...@j32g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
    > *Bobo Bonobo® <CLASS...@BRICK.NET> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jun 29, 2:55*am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > > > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > > > cooking. *The relatives especially. *I sent them home with more
    > > > leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > > > dip.

    >
    > > > They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > > > tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! *Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > > > but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > > > since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > > > whole lot longer than charcoal fires! *Sometimes up to 12 hours...

    >
    > > > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >
    > > Yes, and I appreciate reciprocity.

    >
    > Don't we all. <g> *My sister sent me home with leftovers from both
    > Thanksgiving and Christmas.


    I'm having leftovers right now. St. Louis style pork steaks from
    yesterday. 1/2" thick sliced pork shoulder with Maull's. http://www.maull..com/
    I had a good bit of cherry wood on the fire.

    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >

    --Bryan
    We all watched that face get freakier and freakier. Why stop now?
    The money generated from subscriptions to the "live feed" could go to
    support his orphaned children.
    Yes, the Michael Jackson Coffin Cam would be a fitting coda to a very
    strange life.

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    bob Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 04:29:35 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > bob <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> Seriously, we have lots of plastic containers we recycle for just such
    >> leftovers - especially for family.

    >
    >Hm. Maybe I oughta start saving sour cream, yogurt and cottage cheese
    >cartons again. I've been putting them into the city recycling bin.
    >It'd save me some $$$.


    Sometimes we build up so many plastic containers that we start to
    think we should stop. Then we have a lunch or dinner party or some
    family gathering and the supply is suddenly depleted. Maybe we should
    start having plastic container parties ;-)b

    BTW - we can only recycle 1's and 2's where we live and the containers
    for things like margarine, cc, sour cream, butter, etc are 5's & 6's.
    So we can't recycle the more practical plastic containers anyway.


    --

    una cerveza mas por favor ...

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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~

  8. #8
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Bobo Bonobo® <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > > > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    > >
    > > > Yes, and I appreciate reciprocity.

    > >
    > > Don't we all. <g> *My sister sent me home with leftovers from both
    > > Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    >
    > I'm having leftovers right now. St. Louis style pork steaks from
    > yesterday. 1/2" thick sliced pork shoulder with Maull's.
    > http://www.maull.com/
    > I had a good bit of cherry wood on the fire.


    Sounds tasty. When I cut those two pork loins into steaks, I cut them
    1" thick. I electr-grilled those Saturday with some steamed eggs and I
    did take pics but have not taken them off the camera yet. I still have
    one pork loin steak left over as well. <g>

    I generally only eat one real meal per day on weekends, and snack a
    little as I get hungry the rest of the day.
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    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    In article <[email protected]>,
    bob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 04:29:35 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >
    > >In article <[email protected]>,
    > > bob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > >> Seriously, we have lots of plastic containers we recycle for just such
    > >> leftovers - especially for family.

    > >
    > >Hm. Maybe I oughta start saving sour cream, yogurt and cottage cheese
    > >cartons again. I've been putting them into the city recycling bin.
    > >It'd save me some $$$.

    >
    > Sometimes we build up so many plastic containers that we start to
    > think we should stop. Then we have a lunch or dinner party or some
    > family gathering and the supply is suddenly depleted. Maybe we should
    > start having plastic container parties ;-)b


    <grins> My only issue with saving commercial containers is that
    sometimes they leak, so I have to put them in a plastic bag.

    >
    > BTW - we can only recycle 1's and 2's where we live and the containers
    > for things like margarine, cc, sour cream, butter, etc are 5's & 6's.
    > So we can't recycle the more practical plastic containers anyway.


    They recently expanded our options. They now take #1's thru #5's! I was
    delighted. They've also started taking more paper, including greeting
    cards, ad papers, and all cardboard. They have issued us large
    carts/dumpsters to be collected every 2 weeks.

    They use prison labor and community service people for any needed manual
    sorting. I try to be nice and at least rinse out containers and cans...
    Plus it keeps my recycling bucket in the kitchen from stinking.
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    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-B5608F.02553329062009
    @news-wc.giganews.com:

    > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    > leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > dip.
    >
    > They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    >
    > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?




    Me.


    (OK, it wasn't that hard to find this thread :-)


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell peppers
    nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the dregs of a
    stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an ashtray. Not a bad
    drink, though."
    Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

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    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    bob <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 02:55:33 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >
    >>I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    >>make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    >>cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    >>leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    >>dip.
    >>
    >>They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    >>tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    >>but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    >>since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    >>whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    >>
    >>Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >
    > Absolutely. Although we also have left-over guests sometimes.
    >



    I used to have leftover cars and motorbikes. Sometimes for weeks at a
    time!!



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell
    peppers nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the
    dregs of a stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an
    ashtray. Not a bad drink, though."
    Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    In article <[email protected]> ,
    PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in newsmpomelet-B5608F.02553329062009
    > @news-wc.giganews.com:
    >
    > > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > > cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    > > leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > > dip.
    > >
    > > They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > > tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > > but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > > since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > > whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    > >
    > > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >
    >
    >
    > Me.
    >
    >
    > (OK, it wasn't that hard to find this thread :-)


    Heh! Inspired by you luv!
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    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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    PeterL Guest

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    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in
    news[email protected]:


    >> >
    >> > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Me.
    >>
    >>
    >> (OK, it wasn't that hard to find this thread :-)

    >
    > Heh! Inspired by you luv!



    :-)

    Only because when I cook I make enough to feed a small West African
    village!!

    One of these days, I'll learn to cook just enough for two people!!


    *But* ..... I must admit to a secret desire to help those not in the 'same
    boat' as we are.

    And if by giving them DB's (even when they haven't been to my place for
    dinner!!) helps, that's what makes me/us feel good.

    Oh...... and the fact that they like my food ;-)

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell
    peppers nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the
    dregs of a stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an
    ashtray. Not a bad drink, though."
    Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

  14. #14
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers


    "Omelet" wrote:
    >
    >I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    > leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > dip.
    >
    > They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    >
    > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?
    >
    >


    Rarely.

    If you're purposely preparing far more food than is necessary for your meal,
    and specifically to give to guests to bring home, then that is not left
    overs, that is gifts... like my brother loves my potato salad, so I make
    extra just for him anyway, all packed and in the fridge waiting for him,
    ustta do the same for my father with soups and stews, but those are not left
    overs, those are care packages. My criteria is any uneaten food I can't
    save or there isn't enough worth saving that I can toss out for the critters
    is not left overs, the scrapings from plates becomes critter chow too...
    once had a big argument over that with a family of guests at my cookout
    because I caught them scraping their platefuls into my trash container on
    the sly, they obviously piled on far more than they could eat and were
    attempting to disposed of it in a sneaky manner, whole burgers off their
    kid's plates... their tossing it into the trash added insult to injury.
    Needless to say those kind of food wasting guests never get another invite.
    Even meat trimmings from plates gets tossed out into the yard, makes a great
    meal for the crows and ravens, they don't leave a speck, they'll eat all the
    fat trimmings and pick bones clean. Those birds swoop off with their
    bonanza way out to the edge of the woods (they don't eat near to people) so
    I never find the bones, and there are plenty of nocternal critters that
    crunch up and eat those bones.

    In my experience most food sent home with guests ends up in their trash...
    they're usually too embarrassed to refuse if left overs are thrust upon
    them, especially in public, so often it never even makes it to their home,
    gets tosed out in some trash can before they get home... I'll bet no one ate
    the clam dip, probably sat in their fridge for two weeks and was tossed
    container and all when they noticed the stink... only someone with an eating
    disorder is going to spoon down a container of dip the next day. Most
    doggie bags taken home from restaurants never gets eaten either, sits till
    it stinks. I don't like to take other peoples cooking home... if it wasn't
    all scoffed down during the dinner it wasn't all that good anyway. Maybe
    someone can give me an example of what sort of left overs they're talking
    about, I can't imagine many items that are actually left overs... I mean
    like if there's 1/4 of a pie or cake remaining I can eat that over the next
    day or two so it's not left overs anymore than the remainder of a 1/2 gallon
    of ice cream that goes back in my freezer... do your guests consider your
    left over booze something they should bring home. And if you're preparing
    extra specifically for certain guests to take home because you know they
    love it, like I do for my brother and father, then it's not left overs. And
    I don't consider what I didn't carve off a roast left overs, just goes back
    into my fridge for me and my cats... and naturally the first time around my
    cats got fed first, and the best parts... the guests got their left overs,
    cats eat before me... and if they didn't get fed first then they'd not let
    anyone eat in peace, once their bellys are full they go off to wash and
    sleep... unlike dogs cats don't over eat, cats don't hang around begging
    either.... cats are royalty, dogs are common serfs. LOL




  15. #15
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    On Jun 29, 12:55*am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > cooking. ...[snip]
    >
    > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?


    Not much. We're not fans of leftovers in the first place so it
    doesn't immediately occur to us that guests might enjoy old food as
    much as they did when it was fresh. My goal in planning the meal
    would have been to have ample servings but not much excess. The
    exception would be desserts, if there's extra pie or cobbler or
    custard we might offer that to be enjoyed the next day. -aem

  16. #16
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    In article <3452m.1900$[email protected]>,
    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In my experience most food sent home with guests ends up in their trash...
    > they're usually too embarrassed to refuse if left overs are thrust upon
    > them, especially in public, so often it never even makes it to their home,
    > gets tosed out in some trash can before they get home...


    In that case, your cooking for guests must suck in the first place.
    My house guests have been only too enthusiastic over taking stuff home.
    I know they like my cooking when they go back for seconds! I always
    cook extra and extra goes in proper containers on the table in front of
    them so they can serve themselves before it becomes "leftovers".

    And leftovers are never "thrust" upon guests. Merely offered.

    > I'll bet no one ate
    > the clam dip, probably sat in their fridge for two weeks and was tossed
    > container and all when they noticed the stink... only someone with an eating
    > disorder is going to spoon down a container of dip the next day. Most
    > doggie bags taken home from restaurants never gets eaten either, sits till
    > it stinks. I don't like to take other peoples cooking home... if it wasn't
    > all scoffed down during the dinner it wasn't all that good anyway. Maybe
    > someone can give me an example of what sort of left overs they're talking
    > about, I can't imagine many items that are actually left overs...


    Yesterday, it was grilled chicken, turkey and beef. The mushrooms and
    shrimp got wiped out right away. We are talking immediate family members
    tho'. And there is not a damned thing wrong with refrigerated left over
    clam dip! I've been noshing on what was left here all morning long with
    celery sticks and radish roses. They only took a small portion of what
    was left of that that sis' felt they could consume in a couple of days.

    Not everybody is in to wasting food Sheldon!

    I'm glad that you enjoy your crows and ravens. Many idiots shoot them.
    I love to hear the crows calling around here. They did not used to hang
    out in this area and are now becoming more populous.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]> ,
    PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news[email protected]:
    >
    >
    > >> >
    > >> > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Me.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> (OK, it wasn't that hard to find this thread :-)

    > >
    > > Heh! Inspired by you luv!

    >
    >
    > :-)
    >
    > Only because when I cook I make enough to feed a small West African
    > village!!
    >
    > One of these days, I'll learn to cook just enough for two people!!


    I'm slowly getting better at it, but it's taken time.
    >
    >
    > *But* ..... I must admit to a secret desire to help those not in the 'same
    > boat' as we are.
    >
    > And if by giving them DB's (even when they haven't been to my place for
    > dinner!!) helps, that's what makes me/us feel good.
    >
    > Oh...... and the fact that they like my food ;-)


    That always helps!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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  18. #18
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    aem <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jun 29, 12:55*am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > > cooking. ...[snip]
    > >
    > > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >
    > Not much. We're not fans of leftovers in the first place so it
    > doesn't immediately occur to us that guests might enjoy old food as
    > much as they did when it was fresh. My goal in planning the meal
    > would have been to have ample servings but not much excess. The
    > exception would be desserts, if there's extra pie or cobbler or
    > custard we might offer that to be enjoyed the next day. -aem


    Ok, I can see that. I don't cook every day any more. Dad and I live on
    leftovers a _lot_. My food safety rule is a max of 7 days for cooked
    food.
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  19. #19
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    Omelet wrote:
    > I personally like to send dinner guests home with leftovers so always
    > make sure I have some of those "disposable" containers on hand prior to
    > cooking. The relatives especially. I sent them home with more
    > leftovers than I kept for dad and I yesterday, including some of my clam
    > dip.
    >
    > They always seem to appreciate me doing this, and heaven knows there are
    > tons of leftovers from holiday dinners! Yesterday was not a holiday,
    > but I just felt like grilling and when I grill, I tend to grill a LOT
    > since my coals last so long when I do a wood fire. Wood fires last a
    > whole lot longer than charcoal fires! Sometimes up to 12 hours...
    >
    > Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?


    No, I never do. I usually need the leftovers to feed myself
    for the rest of the month because I spent my whole food budget
    on the dinner for guests. So they can have as much as they can
    eat while they're but the leftovers are mine! Now if I were rich
    it would be a different story.

    Kate

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  20. #20
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Dinner guests and leftovers

    Omelet wrote:
    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Bobo Bonobo® <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Jun 29, 2:55 am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:


    >>> Anyone else send dinner guests home with "doggy bags"?

    >> Yes, and I appreciate reciprocity.

    >
    > Don't we all. <g>


    Heh. Not me. I don't usually accept leftovers to take home unless
    they're really pressed on me. I don't eat food that's been sitting out
    for more than an hour or two (it's a personal squick; I'm not saying
    anyone else is wrong to do it), and James isn't a big fan of leftovers,
    so if I take food home, it's more likely to get tossed than eaten, and I
    dislike wasting food. For much the same reason, I do try to send
    leftovers home with guests, especially if they brought the food in the
    first place, because I assume if they brought it, it's something they
    like, and they can take it home in their own containers.

    I do keep a supply of disposable take-away containers, to make things
    easier.

    Serene

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