Each week when I plan my meals, I usually include one day for leftovers.
In fact, did you know there is a National Leftover Day Celebration every year?
It’s celebrated every year on Black Friday – you know – the day after Thanksgiving?
OK – so maybe it isn’t a national holiday – but it IS pretty satisfying when you see something like this…
So back to weekly meal planning. I usually plan 5 or 6 meals including a day for leftovers.
This is a simple, frugal solution for both cleaning out the fridge, and saving money on our groceries.
Reinventing your leftovers is another way creative solution.
Like these leftover BBQ Chicken, baked potatoes and cheese!
Another cost saving idea is buying / cooking fresh vegetables in bulk and freezing them.
That way, I have plenty of already cooked vegetables to add to any meal
(or stretch a meal when we have surprise company!)
as well as for winter soups and stews!
Does this look like boring leftovers? Yum yum!
How do you stretch the weekly grocery budget for your family?
What are your favorite leftover / remake recipes?