My compost pile loves our veggie and fruit scraps, but I hate to throw away food that we should have eaten. Honestly, it feels like I’m just throwing money right into the garbage bin. Gomestic has some good tips on how to properly store food so that it lasts longer.
I’ll admit that I have a hard time eating leftovers for days. I often freeze a portion of our meals so that I can bring it out a week or two later and it seems like new. I label almost everything that goes into the freezer so that I can use things in a timely fashion. I also rotate leftovers in the fridge so that the first thing in there works out to be the first thing used up.