Tag Archives: Meats
Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Leftover Thanksgiving Soup with a Harvest Salad.

There’s nothing quite like Thanksgiving leftovers. How will you use them up this year? By deciding what leftover dishes you want to make now, you’ll know how big a bird to buy. This soup is easy and affordable to make. Ingredients leftover turkey, cut into bite size pieces leftover peas leftover green beans leftover carrots […]

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The Experiment: Saving Money by Not Using a Shopping List

If you read Try This to Save Money on Groceries and A New Way to Plan Meals, you know I was planning an experiment. I meant to do this before now, but the temperatures have been too low for me to walk from Walmart to work. Ordinarily I do the shopping then walk to work, […]

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Getting Enough Protein Affordably

When trying to eat nutritious meals, remember to get enough protein. More than half your plate should be filled with vegetables, then you add some protein. You obviously don’t want to go overboard with meat. I mainly try to follow a Paleo lifestyle, and I do pretty well, but I’m well aware that the cost […]

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Meal Prep for the Coming Workweek

Another workweek. Another food prep day. Do I mind spending an entire day each week cooking? Absolutely not! I love to cook. And I have less to do on a day-to-day basis when I do this. This week was pretty basic, and not overly expensive. Here goes: I started with a slow cooker meal. This […]

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More Hamburger Helper Add-Ins

(Update 2017) I’ve gone back and forth for a year now about whether I should keep the Hamburger Helper posts and the like on the site. On the one hand, they are the most popular posts on the blog. Every day, more and more people check these posts out. On the other hand, they are […]

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Using The Liquid That Meat Is Cooked In

Image via Wikipedia In my blog post series about stocks and broths, I mention starting these types of items with fresh water. I do not always make my broth and stock this way. I usually start with the liquid from the roasting pan, after I am done cooking. Any type of meat can be used […]

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The Art of Leftover Wizardry

I first published this post to Living the Low-Income Life on the 13th of this month. Older children can easily throw together a simple meal with these ideas. On page 133 of Amy Dycyzynz book The Complete Tightwad Gazette, she discusses the art of leftover wizardry. This is an important concept when trying to live frugally. […]

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Leftover Ham: One Pan Meal

Still using up the leftover Christmas ham, you can make a one-pan meal. Add other leftovers to your liking. Ingredients: ham, diced potato, diced peas Cook the potatoes until almost done then add ham and peas. Warm and serve. Other Ingredient Options: green beans carrots onions Good Served With: soup a side salad almond milk […]

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Leftover Ham: A Protein Packed Breakfast

This breakfast is a yummy treat created for using up the leftovers from the Christmas ham. It is easy to make. Ingredients: Ham, diced eggs milk shredded cheese Scramble eggs and ham together in a pan until eggs are just about done. Add shredded cheese and cook until eggs are done and cheese is melted. […]

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Ginger

Note: Consult a doctor if you are being treated for any illnesses before using any type of food for its’ health benefits. This herb is a perennial from the sub/tropics, and is used in creating different types of recipes. Some perfumes are made using ginger, as are medications and different types of condiments. It’s often […]

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Chicken and Cheese Roll-Ups

These are great as snacks, or in a lunchbox. They are affordable, and can be made from leftovers. Roll-ups are also quick and simple to make. Chicken and Cheese Roll-ups Tortillas Thin chicken slices Cheese slices Lettuce leaves Spinach leaves Place the cheese on the tortilla. Place the chicken on the tortilla. Place the lettuce and spinach leaves on […]

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Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

These are great as snacks, or in a lunchbox. They are affordable, and can be made from leftovers. Roll-ups are also quick and simple to make. Turkey and Cheese Roll-ups Tortillas Thin turkey slices Cheese slices Lettuce leaves Spinach leaves Place the cheese on the tortilla. Place the turkey on the tortilla. Place the lettuce and spinach […]

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Salad: Chicken in a Nest

This is a great salad for children or anyone. It would make a healthy addition to any meal. Your children can help to make it. Chicken in a Nest: 2 cups chicken chunks 1 cup seedless grapes (cut into fourths if you have very young children) 1/2 cup vanilla no or low-fat yogurt 1 small […]

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Quick Tip: What to do with Leftover Meatballs

It can be a lot of fun coming up with new ideas for leftovers. Why not save some money on your grocery bill by brainstorming ideas for foods that you usually make too much of. Here are some ideas for using up leftover meatballs: smoosh them up and add to pizza sauce. Use them as […]

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Quick Tip: What to do with Leftover Taco Meat

I’m a full believer in using up leftovers. It’s one of the most frugal things that we can all do, and will save a noticeable amount of food money throughout the year. I like to come up with as many ways as I can to reuse each type of food, and today I will be […]

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Snack Platter for a Crowd # 1: Meat and More

I used to do snack platters when I babysat during the summer months. They are very easy to create, and I would have the younger daycare children help me as much as possible. They had a lot of fun, and we had the platters ready and on the picnic table for the older children when […]

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Hamburger Helper Add-Ins

(Update 2017) I’ve gone back and forth for a year now about whether I should keep the Hamburger Helper posts and the like on the site. On the one hand, they are the most popular posts on the blog. Every day, more and more people check these posts out. On the other hand, they are […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Vegetable Mix-Up Soup

Here is a nice recipe using freezer mix-ups. These leftovers save you much money, and may even net you some free meals, as the cost for the ingredients would have been factored in when making previous meals. Ingredients: 1 container frozen veggie mix-ups enough water/stock/broth to cover mix-ups Add the frozen mix-ups to a pan […]

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Lunchbox Recipes

Here are some possible ideas for your children’s school lunches, or for your work or school lunches. Tortilla Roll-Up Ideas (I make Paleo tortillas): (In each of these, you will spread the ingredients evenly, or lay ingredients flat, then roll it up. Place in container and slice if desired) (Update 2017 – what fillings you […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016.

Can You Eat Healthy When Utilizing Dollar Day Sales?

Whether or not you can eat healthy while utilizing dollar day sales depends on what the store is offering up. It is always worth it to check the sales out, because you never know what they might include. Examples of Healthier Dollar Day Foods canned peas (2 for $1) Canned carrots (2 for $1) cucumbers […]

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Soup from Leftovers (Easy-Peasy!)

I love these types of recipes. They give you the opportunity to use up leftovers from the freezer, and may actually be free to prepare. This method of cooking takes minimal preparation. Here is what you do: Keep containers in the freezer for leftover vegetables (peas, green beans, squash, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.), meats (hamburg, pork, […]

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Our mac and cheese recipe has gone through many changes over the years. I’ve kept the original recipe in this post, at the end, but I wanted to share the updated recipe with you as well (as of 9/3/2016). Mind you, I don’t eat mac and cheese, but it is a favorite comfort food for […]

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