Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Monday, January 12, 2009

Saving Money with Leftovers

Leftovers are a great way to save money on your food budget. We have a weekly leftover night in which all the little bits and pieces left from the week are pulled out and eaten. When I have quite a bit of something left over then i will remake it into something else because I have to face it, my family does not really like leftover night. However, if I make the leftovers into something else, they don't know they are eating leftovers. We had Back Porch Soup this weekend. It is a really thick soup, more like a stew. I had a good bit leftover, so tonight we are having tacos made with the back porch soup mixed with refried beans. We will have a salad on the side and now one meal has become two. Great way to extend that budget. So don't throw out those leftovers. First see if you can remake them and if not, then have leftover night where all the little bits and pieces get eaten up. The key in saving money on our food budget is that nothing goes to waste. Many times if I have a small amount of roast leftover I will cut it up into cubes, brown it in some oil, add some cooked egg noodles and gravy. Add some veggies on the side and bread and you have a whole new meal with a very small bit of leftover roast. Mama used to call this hash. You can also substitute potatoes instead of noodles. So start checking out ways to use up those leftovers and stretch your food dollars.

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