Re: Eating leftovers
I think she needs to cook with more variety. Usually when I cook-- and this saves time during the week-- I cook two different things at once. If it's chicken, I'll make some baked with vegetables and rice and the rest of the chicken I'll cook on the stove with other food for a meal. I also don't throw in all sides at once, so my husband usually has two main dishes plus 2-3 sides to choose from. Granted, he doesn't always eat my cooking because he is a junk food addict but I know that the food available isn't limited.
When you are a cook it is difficult to get over yourself because cooking is sort of like a performance. LOL. Non-sexual performance, but the way people treat you and your cooking means a lot. I even get insulted when my husband won't eat the homemade meals that I pack for his lunch because I think he doesn't like my cooking. You can't change your wife's feelings but you can change the food that's cooked. Have you tried taking a meal and tossing it with other sides, or eating it with a small salad? What kind of leftovers are we talking here?