Living Frugal: Don’t Throw Away the Christmas Leftovers!
Merry Day-After-Christmas Day (or something like that…)! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I know that I did. Living frugal doesn’t have to mean a boring life – yesterday I celebrated Christmas at my parent’s house with my wife and today we are headed to her parent’s house for another Christmas celebration. Woohoo!
We ate tons of delicious foods and we are off to eat more today, but first I wanted to let you all know a little secret to living frugal: don’t throw away the Christmas leftovers! I know what you are thinking: we spent days or weeks preparing for this meal, hours upon hours cooking it in a chaotic kitchen, and now we are tired of it. We don’t want this food anymore – and here’s another secret: I am too.
The thing is, saving the leftovers means creating a plethora of new meals that can save you money in the long run. As we know, living frugal is all about saving money – especially with the No Spend Challenge coming up so quickly! Don’t worry, this post is filled with ideas to utilize your leftovers without eating the same thing over and over again. Like I said, living frugal doesn’t have to be boring!
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As some of you may know, we are preparing for our first every No Spend Challenge (NSC), starting January 1, and holy cow, it is approaching quickly.
The short story is that my wife and I racked up a ton of debt (read how HERE) and want to pay it off as quickly as possible so that we can live our dream lives (read about our goals HERE). This challenge will help us learn about living frugal, saving money, and paying off our debt faster.
Visit our post, Frugal Living at its Finest: the No Spend Challenge, to view why we are doing the challenge, what the challenge entails, and the rules.
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