I am curious to know what you would do in this situation.
The other night I tried a new recipe for a Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Bake. It looked really good in the picture, and seemed like a good way to get all of us to eat some veggies we don't normally manage to consume. Michael and I both like fresh spinach leaves, but aren't that crazy about canned/frozen spinach and well, we don't care for artichoke either. And the boys... uh huh, right. Yeah, I dunno what I was thinking, to be honest. Bottom line: Callen ate a bit of it, Preston tried a bite or two and gave up, Michael and I ate our portions but weren't thrilled. It was a "not so great" meal (ie. was edible, but certainly not something we enjoyed greatly). Well, then... of course the recipe made 8 servings and half where left. Since we didn't particularly LIKE this meal... do I just throw it all out and waste the food and money spent on this meal? Or do I save it to be eaten again?
|Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Bake|
Being the frugal mom that I am, I saved it. Knowing full well my kids would not eat it, and the husband would probably not be overly joyed to find it in his lunch box, I went ahead and ate it again for lunch this afternoon. Again, it was edible, but certainly not something that I liked and/or ever want to taste again. I ate my portion and have now thrown the rest out.
All of this made me wonder: "What would you do?" Yes, you. If you make a less-than-stellar meal and have some leftover... do you keep it and serve it again? Or do you just face the facts and throw it out right away?