Stretching the food budget for the holidays

Whatever leftovers you have, recycle them. This does not mean keeping them but making an entire meal out of them. For instance, the casserole that you made for Monday and the roast for Tuesday can both be combined to make a stew for Wednesday. Just add some stock and seasoning and you have a new dish with hardly any effort. Likewise, a large piece of meat can be stretched a lot further, as well as be more tasty and healthy if you use it in several different dishes with many bite-sized pieces. Also, do not forget to use coupons when you shop because the total value makes a real difference come checkout. Here is one to SAVE $0.40 off 1 (one) Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa product (Redeemable at Walmart).