There's nothing so miraculous about over eating for recovery if you're usual caloric intake is 3500 and you ate 1500 calories more. Even if you slightly under ate, it doesn't mean you'd recover poorly.
So no, it's not that simple. It's not like there's some linear relation between eat more and recovering better.
I will get back at you on FB.
(Disclaimer: Not being a dick, and I think you know this by now.) Why do you feel the need to ask approval for every move you make in regards to training and diet? It's not annoying or malicious, but it shows a lack of confidence in what you're doing, and that sort of thing makes this hobby less enjoyable and people less prone to stick with things long enough to make progress.