One of the most important things about being a single guy and trying to cook is understanding the value of leftovers. Not only eating leftovers but how to make leftovers not taste craptastic.
One of the best tips I’ve gotten is to avoid using the microwave. The microwave does not cook to enrich flavor, it cooks to heat quickly – big difference.
Instead, try warming up leftovers in an oven (kinda sucks because it’s slow) or in a pan (be extremely careful not to burn whatever you’re warming).
My last post was about meatloaf, so I wanted to show what I did with the leftovers….
I cut slices off the meatloaf and dropped them in a pan with a little oil. Once the pan was warm, I let them heat for maybe 2 minutes and then flipped them to 2 minutes on the other side. They were warm and had a nice brown.
Ate them with the spinach, cabbage and carrot salad I had made for the meatloaf initially – far better than a damn Peanut Butter and Jelly (not that there’s anything wrong with that).