Top 5: Leftover foods

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It's the time of year when maybe about the last thing you want to be thinking about is cooking or spending any more money than is absolutely necessary on going out to eat. This is where some strategic dining forethought comes into play. If you play your cards right, you can milk 2-3 meals out of one dinner out. Hint: Playing your cards right does not involve eggs, lettuce and, in many cases, pasta. Here's our Top 5 surefire leftover bets for post-holiday relaxation and thrift.

1. Sure, pizza's a leftover gimme, but actually, not just any pizza is good leftover. Neapolitan pizza, for example, can really never be resurrected when it is a day old. (Plus, Neapolitans don't usually leave leftovers anyway.) Your best leftover pizza bets come from pies that a) have a thicker, more substantial crust that will hold up later either reheated or cold, b) don't have excess amounts of cheese, because cheese can get weird when its reheated and c) are big enough to start with that you'll have a couple extra slices. Galactic and Black Sheep are two great local candidates.

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