"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served the family nothing but leftovers.  The original meal has never been found." ~ Calvin Trillin
That certainly wouldn't apply to my mother, who was a very accomplished cook.  For example, nobody on earth made better gravy, and that was so stated by everyone who ever ate it.  Absolute truth.
I hope my kids wouldn't apply a Trillin to me, but it is possible.  Tonight I made turkey-oat hamburgers on the grill and had one left over which will magically re-debut as a meatloaf sandwich at some point this weekend.