Frugal Friday Tips: 15 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Frugal Friday Tips: 15 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Written by Oana Schneider

Hello, money-savers! We have less than a week until the huge sales begin and Thanksgiving comes to claim the lives of so many turkeys. If you are looking for ways to save money this time of year, you’ve come to the best place on Earth!

This is a list of 10 great reads that will help you put away some money. Also, they will make you put things in perspective, financially speaking, so keep reading and leave a comment below to tell us what you think. Here are our frugal Friday tips, get them while they’re hot!

We cannot stress this enough: stop throwing away food and learn to eat all of it. And according to this article, there are 15 recipes you can try at home using your Thanksgiving leftovers and nothing else! And before you go ahead and think that this is not necessarily fresh food, just check that expiration date on your TV dinner!

A three-day old turkey meat will always taste better than two-month old lasagna. Plus, these recipes are really easy since you are using already cooked food. You just add spices here and there and you are done! Don’t believe us? Read the article and see for yourself!

For those of you who really cannot wait until Black Friday to buy something at a good price, there is TJ Maxx. Apparently, the renowned retailer has a number of 7 really cool offers this week that you just cannot miss.

Read this article, find out which the 7 best buys are and why it’s worth investing money in them and make your decision. Who knows, maybe you can buy your Christmas presents from TJ Maxx! Good luck reading and good luck spending money!

11 Signs You Have Hoarding Tendencies – Popsugar Smart Living

If you almost never ever throw anything away and think that’s a healthy and frugal lifestyle, you may want to read this article first. According to it, most frugal people tend to get overwhelmed with their sense of possession and therefore collect things they might never use again.

If your friends and family have made remarks regarding your potential hoarding in the past, look in the mirror and do a little soul-searching of your own. And one more thing: hoarding is a mental problem, not a thing cautious people do. Check out this article, it could be a life-saver!

Being an entrepreneur and having employees around the holiday season is no easy task. First of all, you need to take a few things into consideration: some of your employees will be asking for a few days off, so make sure you can keep your business afloat without them.

Then, take into account expenses like: Christmas trees, ornaments, lights, bonuses and maybe even a small Christmas treat, if parties are off-limit. This article will teach you how to deal with it all ahead of time so that you don’t go bankrupt over a handful of small expenses!

Before you go ahead and plan a big Black Friday purchase, read this article! You will find out why it’s not a good idea to buy now these 10 items and when it is their time to be bought. Also, you will be provided with additional information on what Black Friday is and how to make sure you are getting the best deal possible.

Also, you will understand which items to buy now and which to buy on Cyber Monday, which is a great thing, especially if you’re looking to purchase TVs, big appliances, cars or other expensive types of merchandise. Read this article, it could save you big money!

If you too have heard of the “retire young” craze and raised an eyebrow or two, this article is for you. First of all, not all people see work as a burden, so they don’t need to stop working to give meaning to their lives. Secondly, retiring young puts you in an awkward position: you have all your money scheduled to last you until you die, which means you can’t afford impulse buys or unplanned expenses.

And lastly, what else would you do with your life? If you don’t go to work to make money and accomplish something, how will you spend your time? It’s likely that your friends will keep going to work, so you’ll have to find a way to occupy yourself.

Not all relationships are milk and toast and honey, especially when it comes to handling a couple’s financial resources. Sometimes, one of the partners proves more frugal than the other, which can lead to some frictions.

In order to avoid all that and make sure you won’t commit to a big time spender, read this article and find out how to read all the red flags. And here’s a tip: a person who buys things they never use will never be good for someone who’s interested in saving money. It’s just the way life goes!

12 Things You Need to Replace Right Now – Popsugar Smart Living

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, there are things in our lives that we need to get rid of and replace as soon as possible. And we talk about toothbrushes, old makeup, and old makeup brushes, those life-savers you’ve been keeping in your drawer for years, your old combs and even that toilet seat needs to be replaced. There is a total of 12 items you need to say goodbye to right now because they might make you sick.

It’s never too soon to buy a gift for your man, especially when it costs less than $30! You have to admit it; it’s a pretty sweet deal! Or, if you are a man and are looking to reward yourself, Sarah knows all about it.

Start by looking for something that can compensate the lower price: your gift has to be fun, quirky, unusual, very practical, and personal or to have a sentimental value. Read Sarah’s article to see which items embody these attributes!

How about a little reward for the entire family? This article will teach you how to make snow ice cream, the perfect desert for winter days. If it hasn’t snowed in your area just yet, write down the recipe and try it later, when snowflakes appear on the horizon.

And to answer your question, yes, snow is edible. And way healthier than those packaged meals you can find at the supermarket! Try something new for once, live a little, and explore the world!

Which money-saving blogs do you usually follow? How are you planning on spending your Thanksgiving?

About the author

Oana Schneider

Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.

1 Comment

  • I loved the financial red flags in a relationship article. Finances are one of the key issues in any relationship that people often break up over, and this means that you have to be very careful indeed about how you choose to deal with issues such as that. So if you ensure that your finances are in order, you should find that your relationship is much more likely to stand the test of time.

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