Myself, I don't care about the food type for the time of day. I just want them to take partly eaten meals out first (even if that means a sim needs to get three leftovers to be satisfied), because otherwise you end up with a fridge full of very unsatisfying scraps.
Others may wish the sim to only pick meals that fit the hunger level, so as to prevent having to put scraps back.
And yet others may wish the sim to have a meal that fits the time of day.
And then there's the issue that the meals aren't actually stored as physical meals, but as tokens, which I would need to translate to the correct object info first, before determining which one to pick... I don't have all the info required for that, yet... I'm still collecting
But yeah, in the end, I *do* want to end up making this one!
I'd say make all three versions, however what I am thinking for myself, is one that fits hunger level.
It would be nice to have a "check on leftovers" as well, to see whats left.
Of course, you could make a mod that has several options in the menu (Yes, I know it's a lot of work), like "Get Leftovers...", "Norma;, "By Meal Type", "By Meal Size", "By Satifaction" ... just a thought.
(I'm in no rush).
Yeah, "Check on Leftovers" would be wonderful... But the problem is: the fridge is already an object very packed with lots of code for all kinds of stuff. Hacking in all this extra stuff is going to be a killer, and it's going to conflict with quite a few mods out there. Not even to mention the fact (which I already mentioned earlier) that I have far from all the data required.
I'll see about this thingy for automatic leftover selection... because that's something I'd like too. But which version it'll be will depend on what is easier to make... And it may still take a while, because I've had this plan for at least two years already, and it's still not there, as you may have noticed! Maybe other versions will follow later, but no promises.
Like: a sim eats hamburgers for the first time, so they want to learn to make hamburgers. As soon as you let them do that, and they're successful, the want is fulfilled, and now they want to EAT hamburgers. AGAIN! Never mind that they've just eaten, because that's what triggered the whole sequence anyway... just be EAxian about it, and let them overeat, like they overdo everything else!