I don’t understand what used to go on at my house. For some reason I’m the only one who will make a meal out of leftovers, but my wife and, when they were home, my kids would happily eat meals I had "compiled" from them.
Now there’s a new twist. We’re blessed with a group of friends who like it when I call a few and tell them to come over and raid the refrigerator. Sometimes leftovers are part of the mix, sometimes not; but we always have a good time. And we make room on the shelves and in the fridge for new temptations!