I cringe every time I open the fridge and see leftovers. They always seem to sit there until we throw them out. I cannot recall a time when we felt like eating the same thing two days in a row. Can you blame us? So, every few weeks I go on this mission to save money by not wasting any food.
This is a challenge when it comes to my four-year-old son. He asks me for a grilled cheese for lunch. I have two pieces of muenster cheese left in one package and a new package of cheddar cheese in the freezer. My son always has cheddar on his grilled cheese. I decide we are not wasting those last two pieces of white cheese just because he can be particular.
I hand him his sandwich. He takes a bite and says, “What’s this white stuff?” I explain to him that white cheese is just as good as cheddar and quickly exit the conversation. He eats about 3/4 of the sandwich and sets it on the table. Then he says, “Mom, this white cheese tastes like paper.” I about died. I forgot to remove the little white papers in between the cheese! The moral of the story? Be careful about where you scrimp and save!
And here are 66 Ways to Save Money without feeding your kids paper for dinner!