How to Turn Leftovers into New Meals

Leftovers never go wasted in my house. If you love to use leftovers but hate having the same thing night after night, consider employing some of the following leftover strategies. Meal one night, side dish the next One of the leftover strategies that I employ is to make a meatless dish one night and have it as a main meal. Then any leftovers can be turned into side dishes. This allows you to use up your leftovers without overloading your family with the same tastes. For example, I may make homemade baked means and serve them over rive for the … Continue reading

Frugal Living Week in Review: February 11th Through February 17th

As usual, the Frugal Blog has been packed with all sorts of frugal ideas. I love discovering new ways of saving money. Of course, sometimes we can go too far, can’t we? I would love to hear all of your favorite ways to save money. Hmm, that sounds like a good excuse for a contest to come here soon. You heard it first! And now, here is a review of all of last week’s frugal articles. February 11th Frugal Living Week in Review: February 4th Through February 10th From storing apples and using alternatives to expensive “green bags” to saving … Continue reading

Frugal Living Week in Review – June 11th to June 17th

Another week has begun in Frugal Living and it is time to take a look back at the week. The blog was busy with loads of great articles this week. Are you saving money yet? If you are thinking about it, or want to learn more, just visit some of these articles designed to help you save. Did you miss an article? Here’s a closer look at the Frugal Living blog from this past week. Monday June 11th Saving on Summer Vacations Share Your Frugality With Your Family Frugal Uses for Shaving Cream Frugal Living Week in Review for June … Continue reading

Frugal Uses for Leftover Turkey

Turkey is pretty popular around our house. We don’t just cook whole turkey’s though, we often buy turkey breasts, deli meat and ground turkey. We substitute ground turkey for many of our meals that call for ground beef. Honestly, the turkey just tastes better – it’s full of flavor and is of course, a much healthier choice. The thing about turkey is that if you buy a whole bird, it’s a lot. We are always faced with leftovers, but that simply is not a problem for us. We found great, creative and tasty ways to reuse the turkey. Here are … Continue reading

Frugal Uses for Leftover Ham With Recipe

Continuing the new series, on what to do with leftovers, I bring you a favorite food in our home. Ham. Our kids absolutely love ham, and we eat it more often than I personally, would like. However, I do enjoy it. Because we cook huge hams, each time that we prepare them, we are left with tons of leftovers. Probably aside from whole turkey’s, the most of any other meal we make. Ham is one of those items, that doesn’t always taste good in just anything you plan to use it in. However, the more I looked for Ham recipes … Continue reading

Frugal Uses for Leftover Chicken With Recipe

Leftovers are not very popular around our house, simply because children don’t exactly enjoy eating the same thing twice. Besides that, the taste and texture can change the flavor when it is reheated. So it was time for me to find some new ways to use items that we often have as leftovers. I became obsessed on my quest and decided to share my experience with others. Chicken is a favorite around our house. We eat it several times a week, in different ways. Finding ways to use leftover chicken, is not nearly as hard as it sounds. In fact, … Continue reading

Frugal Uses for Leftovers

Leftovers are a fact of life in most families. When you finish a meal, often there are things that can be claimed as leftovers. And I wouldn’t be surprised if there are even some food items that can be saved that you hadn’t even thought of before. This is the start of a new series on leftovers and ways to use them. I will cover everything from chicken and ham to noodles, steak and potatoes. Using leftovers to cook and create new meals, is a truly easy way to save money. That I can guarantee. I have almost become obsessed … Continue reading

Frugal Laundry: Make Your Own “Detergent”

Okay, this is a really ironic blog for me to post today. You see, on Sunday, the day before inspections on out home that we are selling, all heck broke loose. Let’s just say numerous things broke down, including our washing machine. I was about to head out to the laundry mat, when a dear friend I know off line, Miss Kitty, offered to let me to bring my dirty laundry over to her house. This is a case of bringing the mountain (Mount Washmore) to Mohammed (my very wise and frugal friend). Fortunately, she only lives the next town … Continue reading

The ABC’s of Frugal Living: 26 Tips to Live a More Frugal Life

The ABC’s of Frugal Living – 26 Tips to Live a More Frugal Life The frugal living blog at is chock full of great information to help you live a more frugal lifestyle. We all strive to save money and the bloggers in this category are here to help. A: Amazing Dates Have a date night for less! New Cheap Date Ideas A Cheap And Fun Date Idea It’s Date Night Date Night On a Budget B: Budgeting Make a plan and stick to it. Be sure you watch where your money goes each month and try to do … Continue reading

My Third Week in Review

Three times is the charm, right? I’ve had a lot of fun this week, celebrating Christmas, getting ready for the new year and blogging up a storm. Are you having a good holiday season? In case you missed any posts from my third week, here they are again. Reflections in A Dime Store Window: My first exposure with getting good deals happened early on in my childhood. Caught up in the holiday wonderland of Brooklyn, New York, the sort of magic that is captured by the song “Silver Bells, Silver Bells,” I would stare wide-eyed at the shops lining the … Continue reading