When you can make your leftovers work for you and not against you, cooking will be much easier.
Last night I made this:
Today I took the same leftover noodles and made them into crispy noodles.
(See my oodles of noodles post (Feb 7th) to see how rice noodles are cooked)
First I spread them out on a pan and rubbed just a bit of oil on them and broiled them for a few minutes.
When they were done they looked like...
To plan these from the beginning and cook the steps to get them there would be so much work. Thoughtful planning and you can use leftovers to make those extra special meals/side dishes.