Food is (usually) great the first time around. Unfortunately, after you've decided you're full and have stored it in the refrigerator for later consumption, the level of satisfaction derived from eating it drops off by about 100%.
In fact, leftovers are so frequently a disappointing experience that it can occasionally be tempting to leave them in the fridge until enough time has passed that you are totally justified in just throwing them away. "Welp, I guess I can't eat these now," you'll inevitably say, cleaning out year-old egg rolls while you prepare to move to a new apartment.
BUT NO MORE! Because here, in this very article, we've -- with the help of our recipe guru Perry Santanachote and other great culinary minds -- clearly delineated the best ways to salvage the most common types of leftover foods, from pizza to rice dishes to a crafty new take on Thanksgiving repurposing. Read it, and know hope.