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Stop Throwing Away Your Hard-earned Money: Create A Leftover Meal Night!

Leftovers are something every family can relate to.




Most of the time, leftovers are placed into a bowl with a lid or into a container and covered with foil. They are placed into the refrigerator and a week (or sometimes a month) later… you’re wondering where all of your storage containers have gone to. Only to realize your leftovers are still in the fridge.


You pull them out only to find that something else has grown on top of the food you initially intended on eating…


You empty the containers into the trash can and clean them so that they can be used for another set of leftovers or food monsters….





Do you know what that means?

That means that you are throwing away money… money you were trying to save by putting up the leftovers in the first place.


Stop throwing away your hard-earned money! There’s no reason you can’t create a positive out of this negative habit!


You see, we are no strangers to that in this household either. We would throw away more leftovers than we actually ate.


But not anymore.


Derrek (the husband) and I came up with a solution to this problem that has served us well.

Our Dinner Schedule:

For three days, we make large family meals. We try creating things from our cookbook and let the kids help create our cuisines. At the end of each of those three days, we place all the leftovers from those meals in the fridge.


On day four — we have Leftover Night! The children are allowed to have any of the leftovers currently in the fridge for dinner. Our fridge gets cleaned out, the kids are happy, and we are free to start over again.


Day Five we have Free for All! Which allows the kids to have whatever they want for dinner… within reason… of course.


And then we start all over again!


It is such a fun way for us to do dinner in a house with so many different food interests and so many different personalities. This way, everyone gets what they want at one point or another through the week.


🧡Shine Bright, Kayla


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