Juval, in comments, asked a few questions about my jambalaya recipe
How many does that recipe feed?
Four to six, depending on appetite, or if you serve it with sides. That is a hard question to answer. We usually serve it as a one-pot meal without sides, but some folks like a salad with it. There are no rules in Cajun cooking. Yesterday's recipe was 1.5 chickens, three pounds of sausage, and six cups of uncooked rice. I fed ten people, and we had a bit left over.
If I were cooking a small batch, I'd use two boneless chicken thighs, a half pound of sausage, and two cups of rice, a bell pepper, and maybe a half-stalk of celery.
How well do leftovers do for follow up meals?
It does pretty well. It will stay in the fridge three or four days. Just take a serving out and put it in the microwave to heat it. I've never tried to freeze it. It generally doesn't last that long.
It's just me and the missus and I don't want to waste food.
I hear you, brother. I don't like to waste food, either. But with a teenage grandson in the house, that's never a problem.