As Jeremy said he isn't a fan of leftovers, so often times food gets thrown out. Awhile ago I would just make the whole recipe of something, and whatever we didn't eat that day or as left overs later would get thrown out, which would be a lot! One day something just clicked and I thought, why am I making a whole pan of something, when my family doesn't even eat half of it? What a waste of food! So I have started just making half of the recipe. Or where the recipe permits I make the whole recipe and put half in a small pan, and the other half in a disposable pan from the dollar store and cover it and put it in the freezer. It takes as much work to make a full recipe as it does a half, so why not make it all and have some in the freezer for later. If the whole recipe wouldn't work well in the freezer I do the parts I can that will freeze well, like the meat, sauces, beans and things like that, and put them in a freezer bag, and write on it what recipe it's for and what's in it. So I challenge you to stop throwing away so much food and save yourself some money while you do it.