The problem I have is making a small enough portion for one person. With the instant potatoes I only use 1/4 cup of flakes, so no leftovers or stuff to throw out. I also use a lot of Ore Ida potatoes and make as few as I want in the toaster oven.
Or I have a 48 oz. carton of light ice cream - and that is enough food for the entire day. Plus only get a spoon dirty.