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  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy RESIST. ಠ_ಠRegistered User regular
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    I made lentil soup in the insta a couple of days ago, and it was great

    but the leftovers got weirdly congealed from the beans maybe sucking up more of the liquid or something? but it's not a soup any more which is really disappointing

    Like a bean congee?

  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    Wow.

    My sister and her husband watched the new Bill and Ted and she was just telling me about how weird it was.

    I asked if she had seen the others.

    She legit had no idea they existed and went into the new one just like that.

    Amazing.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    I made lentil soup in the insta a couple of days ago, and it was great

    but the leftovers got weirdly congealed from the beans maybe sucking up more of the liquid or something? but it's not a soup any more which is really disappointing

    Like a bean congee?

    I ate the leftovers on top of crostinis and it was basically a thick bean spread >_>

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
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    Awhile ago my mother asked me to hand her the 'gazinta'.

    I was like

    what did you just say

    She wanted me to hand her the AC adapter for the usb cable she was holding.

    Apparently 'gazinta' is what my parents call something that another thing 'goes into'.

    I had never heard them use that term in my life. Another Berenstain Bears thing I guess.

    Similar to the British slang guzunder for chamber-pot, because it guzunder the bed

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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
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    iirc there was some hippie who tried to invent a programming language that you sang, but I think it's hard to make something that can both easily express the logical flow of programming and sounds good when sung unless you really take liberties with either

    surely you could come up with something good that is sort of in the style of Quranic recitation, though?

  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
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    So listening to Critical Role, one of the things Matt Mercer does that I really like is he's very animated and keeps a good tempo during combat. I think it helps inspire the players who are pretty much always ready to rock when it is their turn. There are occasional questions about rules and discussions about what to do next, but most of the time people have the thing they want to do ready to go. He seems to have a very frenetic style of describing combat that I really like.

    Instead of "The Goblin's turn. They run up to you and attack with the longsword. They rolled a 14, does that hit?" He does more of a "The goblin charges at you with his sword raised above his head! He shrieks and swings it down at your chest! Does a 14 hit?" Part of it is just the tone, part of it is the better descriptions of the action. He's very fast to roll with whatever the players try to do and narrates that basically every time anyone does something which seems to work very well.

    I know, matt mercer effect and all, but as a DM it seems like a good thing to crib off of a bit. More animation, more energy and excitement in combat to keep players engaged. And viewers, since I stream this thing after all.

    I think the best way to DM is how you are comfortable and keep your players having fun and you having fun. Matt is really animated because I think that is how he has fun. Though he cheeses it up for the camera now. He starts that animated though.

    I love Matt and think he is great. Actually for some stuff I think that is a great way to improve your DMing is watching Matt Coleville's videos that Riemann linked. Dude is actually a huge Crit Role fan but he is also a DM with like 30 years of experience and has really good videos on how to build out encounters and explainers and such. Really great ideas and stuff on how to build interesting fights.

    The two Matts have two very different styles of running games. Mercer is very sort of high fantasy swords and sorcery. Epic confrontations with world ending god-level threats.

    Colville runs a game of political intrigue. I am so antsy for The Chain of Acheron to return because there's nothing else like it that I've found. He makes subtle play, information and disinformation management and social manipulation interesting as a viewer.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    So listening to Critical Role, one of the things Matt Mercer does that I really like is he's very animated and keeps a good tempo during combat. I think it helps inspire the players who are pretty much always ready to rock when it is their turn. There are occasional questions about rules and discussions about what to do next, but most of the time people have the thing they want to do ready to go. He seems to have a very frenetic style of describing combat that I really like.

    Instead of "The Goblin's turn. They run up to you and attack with the longsword. They rolled a 14, does that hit?" He does more of a "The goblin charges at you with his sword raised above his head! He shrieks and swings it down at your chest! Does a 14 hit?" Part of it is just the tone, part of it is the better descriptions of the action. He's very fast to roll with whatever the players try to do and narrates that basically every time anyone does something which seems to work very well.

    I know, matt mercer effect and all, but as a DM it seems like a good thing to crib off of a bit. More animation, more energy and excitement in combat to keep players engaged. And viewers, since I stream this thing after all.

    I think the best way to DM is how you are comfortable and keep your players having fun and you having fun. Matt is really animated because I think that is how he has fun. Though he cheeses it up for the camera now. He starts that animated though.

    I love Matt and think he is great. Actually for some stuff I think that is a great way to improve your DMing is watching Matt Coleville's videos that Riemann linked. Dude is actually a huge Crit Role fan but he is also a DM with like 30 years of experience and has really good videos on how to build out encounters and explainers and such. Really great ideas and stuff on how to build interesting fights.

    Oh for sure, finding the sweet spot where the DM and the players are all meshing is the most important. I definitely think I can improve my DMing skills and sometimes when I listen to myself describe stuff, I am displeased with how it sounds, so I think trying to have more energy will be an improvement for me and the players. I missed whatever Riemann linked, I'll have to look for it, but I do like Matt Coleville's videos!

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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Mercer's voice acting chops really bring his performances to a different level, though. Like, every single NPC is goddamn interesting. Some of the most popular characters in the campaigns have been off the cuff creations like Victor, the black powder seller.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    So listening to Critical Role, one of the things Matt Mercer does that I really like is he's very animated and keeps a good tempo during combat. I think it helps inspire the players who are pretty much always ready to rock when it is their turn. There are occasional questions about rules and discussions about what to do next, but most of the time people have the thing they want to do ready to go. He seems to have a very frenetic style of describing combat that I really like.

    Instead of "The Goblin's turn. They run up to you and attack with the longsword. They rolled a 14, does that hit?" He does more of a "The goblin charges at you with his sword raised above his head! He shrieks and swings it down at your chest! Does a 14 hit?" Part of it is just the tone, part of it is the better descriptions of the action. He's very fast to roll with whatever the players try to do and narrates that basically every time anyone does something which seems to work very well.

    I know, matt mercer effect and all, but as a DM it seems like a good thing to crib off of a bit. More animation, more energy and excitement in combat to keep players engaged. And viewers, since I stream this thing after all.

    I think the best way to DM is how you are comfortable and keep your players having fun and you having fun. Matt is really animated because I think that is how he has fun. Though he cheeses it up for the camera now. He starts that animated though.

    I love Matt and think he is great. Actually for some stuff I think that is a great way to improve your DMing is watching Matt Coleville's videos that Riemann linked. Dude is actually a huge Crit Role fan but he is also a DM with like 30 years of experience and has really good videos on how to build out encounters and explainers and such. Really great ideas and stuff on how to build interesting fights.

    The two Matts have two very different styles of running games. Mercer is very sort of high fantasy swords and sorcery. Epic confrontations with world ending god-level threats.

    Colville runs a game of political intrigue. I am so antsy for The Chain of Acheron to return because there's nothing else like it that I've found. He makes subtle play, information and disinformation management and social manipulation interesting as a viewer.

    I think they are both really good.

    Like the ones I listen to regularly are Coleville who does a lot of stuff like you said. Its a fun game to listen. Mercer who is more fun to watch. Crit Role season 2 with the amazing maps make me jealous. Helps that everyone at the table really loves their characters and really get into it. Griffith from TAZ is all about the story. I still love him doing stuff like Apocalypse because I fill it fits his DMing better. How they D&D drives my internal rules nerd nuts but also at the same time they have fun.

    I think my thought process is to DM your own way you are comfortable with. I am excited to knock my rust off after a few years. Running a one shot in 5E for a few nerds that may post around here. Also give Loser a break from dming for a bit and be a player.

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  • SixSix Ask me about my butthole Registered User regular
    Instant Pot
    Since you can use an instant pot as a slow cooker, I don’t know why you’d pick a crock pot.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    So listening to Critical Role, one of the things Matt Mercer does that I really like is he's very animated and keeps a good tempo during combat. I think it helps inspire the players who are pretty much always ready to rock when it is their turn. There are occasional questions about rules and discussions about what to do next, but most of the time people have the thing they want to do ready to go. He seems to have a very frenetic style of describing combat that I really like.

    Instead of "The Goblin's turn. They run up to you and attack with the longsword. They rolled a 14, does that hit?" He does more of a "The goblin charges at you with his sword raised above his head! He shrieks and swings it down at your chest! Does a 14 hit?" Part of it is just the tone, part of it is the better descriptions of the action. He's very fast to roll with whatever the players try to do and narrates that basically every time anyone does something which seems to work very well.

    I know, matt mercer effect and all, but as a DM it seems like a good thing to crib off of a bit. More animation, more energy and excitement in combat to keep players engaged. And viewers, since I stream this thing after all.

    I think the best way to DM is how you are comfortable and keep your players having fun and you having fun. Matt is really animated because I think that is how he has fun. Though he cheeses it up for the camera now. He starts that animated though.

    I love Matt and think he is great. Actually for some stuff I think that is a great way to improve your DMing is watching Matt Coleville's videos that Riemann linked. Dude is actually a huge Crit Role fan but he is also a DM with like 30 years of experience and has really good videos on how to build out encounters and explainers and such. Really great ideas and stuff on how to build interesting fights.

    Oh for sure, finding the sweet spot where the DM and the players are all meshing is the most important. I definitely think I can improve my DMing skills and sometimes when I listen to myself describe stuff, I am displeased with how it sounds, so I think trying to have more energy will be an improvement for me and the players. I missed whatever Riemann linked, I'll have to look for it, but I do like Matt Coleville's videos!

    I love these two.





    Great ways to make some interesting gameplay. He has some on goblins and undead which are fun to think through. His trap episode is neat.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Panem, circenses, credulous descent. A Gadarene charge into endarkenment Registered User regular
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    I made lentil soup in the insta a couple of days ago, and it was great

    but the leftovers got weirdly congealed from the beans maybe sucking up more of the liquid or something? but it's not a soup any more which is really disappointing

    Ahh another one falls victim to post meal bean sucking

    Make. Time.
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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    The Undead video is here.



    I like listening through his thought process of building encounters and such.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    I am deeply, deeply suspicious of people who "don't like leftovers"

    If they've got that much of a dysfunctional relationship with food, then what else is wrong with them?

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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    I am deeply, deeply suspicious of people who "don't like leftovers"

    If they've got that much of a dysfunctional relationship with food, then what else is wrong with them?

    i don't dislike leftovers but i am absolutely terrible at actually eating them

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    It was that somehow, from within the derelict-horror, they had learned a way to see inside an ugly, broken thing... And take away its pain.
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  • SixSix Ask me about my butthole Registered User regular
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    Chanus did you buy your Les Mac

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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
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    Six wrote: »
    Chanus did you buy your Les Mac

    i haven't but i do keep looking at it and hovering over add to cart

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Wrote, directed, and starred in a Chick-fil-a commercial about respecting the police Registered User regular
    edited October 14
    leftovers are the gift of not having to cook but eating a home cooked meal. mostly they're good.

    sometimes they are not good because they didn't store well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to store them better.

    sometimes they are not good because you have failed to reheat them well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to reheat food.

    sometimes they are not good because they were not good the first time. this is a lesson for you to not be a huge fuckup in the kitchen, now eat the garbage you created, wilbur.

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Wrote, directed, and starred in a Chick-fil-a commercial about respecting the police Registered User regular
    Last night I took some leftover tortellini that I wasnt too jazzed about eating, cracked an egg into the bowl, stirred it until the egg had coated everything evenly, then dumped in bread crumbs and a few spices and tossed it until everything was evenly coated, popped the bowl in the freezer while some cooking oil came up to temp, then pan fried them at 350ºF for a few minutes.

    served with some skewers for dipping into marinara as an appetizer

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
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    leftovers are the gift of not having to cook but eating a home cooked meal. mostly they're good.

    sometimes they are not good because they didn't store well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to store them better.

    sometimes they are not good because you have failed to reheat them well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to reheat food.

    sometimes they are not good because they were not good the first time. this is a lesson for you to not be a huge fuckup in the kitchen next time, now eat the garbage you created, wilbur.

    sometimes they're not good because the food you made just doesn't store well though, not because you didn't store them properly

    in which case you shoulda just not made so much, you know this doesn't store well

    but mostly yes


    also, who hasn't made a huge amount of something, fucked it up, and paid dearly for their hubris because their next nine meals are crap

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
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    I have never, in my life, had leftover tortellini

    the closest I've come is having a tortellini meal that had several rounds

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
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    Fermented foods and drinks are a subset of leftovers.

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    leftovers are the gift of not having to cook but eating a home cooked meal. mostly they're good.

    sometimes they are not good because they didn't store well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to store them better.

    sometimes they are not good because you have failed to reheat them well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to reheat food.

    sometimes they are not good because they were not good the first time. this is a lesson for you to not be a huge fuckup in the kitchen next time, now eat the garbage you created, wilbur.

    I like how you phrased this in the form of a sutra

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  • TuminTumin Registered User regular
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    I'll never stop eating congealed, cold tortellini by the fistful from the tub. I know my rights!

  • Solomaxwell6Solomaxwell6 Registered User regular
    I am not a fan of leftovers because they give me flashbacks to my early 20s, when I was living on my own and didn't know how to cook yet, and would do stuff like make a trough of beef stew and eat that for every meal for the next week

    never again

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    One of my favorite indulgent recipes is a pasta that is basically just broiled cheese with a nice red sauce

    The parmesan cooks down into the sauce and it just tastes amazing

    But I make it with gnocchi and the gnocchi I buy is unsalvageable after a day in the fridge. The sauce is saved by the oven or the stovetop, I think, but the gnocchi themselves? Crumbly little fucks

    I can't find any other brands and I'm reluctant to make my own gnocchi again. It's very time consuming

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Not a Fictional Character Seattle, WARegistered User regular
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    Last night I took some leftover tortellini that I wasnt too jazzed about eating, cracked an egg into the bowl, stirred it until the egg had coated everything evenly, then dumped in bread crumbs and a few spices and tossed it until everything was evenly coated, popped the bowl in the freezer while some cooking oil came up to temp, then pan fried them at 350ºF for a few minutes.

    served with some skewers for dipping into marinara as an appetizer

    That sounds like effort.

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  • TTODewbackTTODewback Puts the drawl in ya'll I think I'm in HellRegistered User regular
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    good day chat
    let me tell you
    how crock pot became a generic term
    and how it raised generations of southern baptists
    each more lazy than the last
    it's empire stretches out over america now
    many of which have never owned a Crock Pot
    they just call whatever they do have a crock pot
    It's the true American God

    Bless your heart.
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    yep that's a big pumpkin

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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
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    I have a problem among me and my roommates that no one wants to eat the last bit of something, out of misplaced politeness, in case someone else wanted to have it.

    I suppose this is better than the alternative.

  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    My favorite leftovers are a salad that’s been tossed in dressing and then left in a fridge for two days

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Wrote, directed, and starred in a Chick-fil-a commercial about respecting the police Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    leftovers are the gift of not having to cook but eating a home cooked meal. mostly they're good.

    sometimes they are not good because they didn't store well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to store them better.

    sometimes they are not good because you have failed to reheat them well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to reheat food.

    sometimes they are not good because they were not good the first time. this is a lesson for you to not be a huge fuckup in the kitchen next time, now eat the garbage you created, wilbur.

    sometimes they're not good because the food you made just doesn't store well though, not because you didn't store them properly

    in which case you shoulda just not made so much, you know this doesn't store well

    but mostly yes


    also, who hasn't made a huge amount of something, fucked it up, and paid dearly for their hubris because their next nine meals are crap

    Generally things that don't store well are soups, because their contents aren't supposed to sit in broth for more than the cooking time before eating. I know this sounds insane, but it's really not that much more work to, when storing the leftovers, pour the soup through a mesh strainer and store the liquid and solids separately. It takes, I dunno, one minute, and you've done yourself a great service.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    leftovers are the gift of not having to cook but eating a home cooked meal. mostly they're good.

    sometimes they are not good because they didn't store well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to store them better.

    sometimes they are not good because you have failed to reheat them well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to reheat food.

    sometimes they are not good because they were not good the first time. this is a lesson for you to not be a huge fuckup in the kitchen next time, now eat the garbage you created, wilbur.

    sometimes they are better than the first day, because the flavors have had more time to meld or whatever! shit's magic!

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Wrote, directed, and starred in a Chick-fil-a commercial about respecting the police Registered User regular
    My favorite leftovers are a salad that’s been tossed in dressing and then left in a fridge for two days

    all soggy with a light wild fermentation flavor. some light stomach cramps after.

    i mean I wouldn't know I have never made this mistake

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    leftovers are the gift of not having to cook but eating a home cooked meal. mostly they're good.

    sometimes they are not good because they didn't store well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to store them better.

    sometimes they are not good because you have failed to reheat them well. this is a lesson for you to learn how to reheat food.

    sometimes they are not good because they were not good the first time. this is a lesson for you to not be a huge fuckup in the kitchen next time, now eat the garbage you created, wilbur.

    sometimes they are better than the first day, because the flavors have had more time to meld or whatever! shit's magic!

    Curry gets better as it goes on. Shit is magic.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    Tonight I am making teriyaki peanut stir fry

    https://www.copymethat.com/r/kQ9LihV/teriyaki-peanut-tofu-with-stir-fried-veg/

    This recipe is always good and sometimes it's phenomenal; I haven't tried it myself yet so I'm not sure what's making the difference

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Wrote, directed, and starred in a Chick-fil-a commercial about respecting the police Registered User regular
    I am pretty sure I have never cooked beans to proper completion, due to impatience. So as leftovers they always steadily improve for about 3 days of sitting in their cooking liquid with a little bacon.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    Tonight I am making teriyaki peanut stir fry

    https://www.copymethat.com/r/kQ9LihV/teriyaki-peanut-tofu-with-stir-fried-veg/

    This recipe is always good and sometimes it's phenomenal; I haven't tried it myself yet so I'm not sure what's making the difference

    I need to learn to stir fry - it seems like a good way to do veg heavy (or vegetarian) meals and I want that, but for whatever reason I have not embarked on this journey

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    leftovers flavor profiles change as it sits over a few days and some items improve, others get worse

    Like pasta sauce seems to improve with a little bit of age, but like a leftover hamburger or meatloaf is fucking awful and there's really nothing you can do to make it better, even vacuum sealing it doesn't seem to help.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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