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Namechangerextraordinaire1 Thu 30-Apr-20 18:44:18

Sorry if this is a very stupid question but I genuinely don't know the answer. With "leftovers", usually I will double a recipe and serve our portions then save the rest. But if I eat half of what's on my plate, can I then put the restin a bowl and reheat them for lunch tomorrow (for me only if that makes a difference re: germs!) Or is the fact I've been eating around the food and therefore has my germs on it, it's no longer safe to save?

Like I said, it might be a very stupid question but I genuinely don't know!!!

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handbagsatdawn33 Thu 30-Apr-20 19:05:42

No question is stupid if you don't know the answer.

I do this regularly. Eyes bigger than my belly, so tomorrow's lunch is sorted.
I wouldn't give it to anyone else though.

If batch-cooking, I separate the extra into containers ready for freezing when cold.

Namechangerextraordinaire1 Thu 30-Apr-20 19:45:24

Brilliant, thank you!! I thought so but wasn't sure

I felt like I was asking one of those things everyone knows 🙈

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INeedNewShoes Thu 30-Apr-20 19:48:11

I prefer to just serve out a smaller portion then decide once I've eaten that whether to eat the rest straight away or stick it in the fridge for tomorrow.

Perfidy Sat 02-May-20 20:30:46

We often do this, so will scoop a couple of uneaten meatballs into Tupperware or a decent uneaten bit of chicken or meat. It’s fine. Been doing it for years. Only to feed ourselves though,

Muchtoomuchtodo Sat 02-May-20 20:34:12

If it’s off my plate and I’ll have it for lunch at work tomorrow (for example) then I’d go for it. It I wouldn’t want food that DH or dc hadn’t finished the night before for my lunch.

I tend to serve smaller portions and leave some in the the pot if people want more than the other way round.

mynameiscalypso Sat 02-May-20 20:41:38

I did this today for my 8 month old DS. I didn't think I was being lax but maybe I am!

Winkywoop Sat 02-May-20 20:46:01

I am massively overcautious with food hygiene/reheating/leftovers and can't think why this wouldn't be ok..

In fact I've done it this evening!

Namechangerextraordinaire1 Sun 03-May-20 08:34:11

Thanks all, I will bear this in mind next time my eyes are bigger than my belly!

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