Tommy and I lived with my little sister and her boyfriend for a couple years...with my other little sister and her boyfriend just a skip across town. Needless to say, lots of people to feed. When I would make pasta, I'd cook using the entire box of whatever noodle I had, I'd use the entire jar of sauce, lots of ground turkey and we'd go through an entire loaf of french bread. Not to mention the salad...and maybe half a jug of milk...or more.
So now that it's just me and Tommy - I'm constantly making too much grub. I still use the whole box of pasta...thinking that this is smart and we'll have leftovers for tomorrow. Well - turns out those leftovers could indeed last roughly 5 or 6 days. And we just can't eat the same thing every night for 5 days straight. Well, we could, but we'd rather not.