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What is a Grocery Store Loss Leader? How Does it Save Money on Groceries?

When I got on out on my own in the big bad world, I quickly learned that things cost money.  Shocking, I know.  I wanted to learn how to save money and eagerly dove in to read what everyone considers the epic and all time frugal living and money saving guidebook The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn (you can learn more about it here.) ( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience .)  Despite the preachy tone in the later chapters of the book (when you can tell she admitted to be burned out on writing her newsletter in the 90’s) and a few of the now outdated tips (floppy disks!) there are still some decent frugal hacks in her book that are useful today.  For example, Dacyczyn’s  (she pronounces it like Decision )  greatest money saving tip is how to save money on groceries by only buying the Loss Leaders.  Only problem is Dacyczyn doesn’t tell you what  a loss leader is and how to find them in the  store.   Save this money saving idea to your Pinterest boards f

10 Tasty Turkey Leftover Recipes

My favorite part of every holiday meal is the leftover turkey! That extra marinade time in the refrigerator makes cooking with turkey leftovers the following day extra tasty. Sure, you can make traditional leftover turkey sandwiches, but why not try stretching your taste buds and dinner dollars with these leftover turkey recipes?


1. Crockpot Turkey Stock  Homemade turkey and chicken stock tastes so much better than any broth that comes out of a carton.

 

2. Southwestern Turkey Soup Recipe Kick those leftovers in a spicy direction with this is Southern soup. 

  Photo courtesy of Taste of Home


3. Turkey Pot Pie This recipe is a far cry from the frozen gravy with one pea, one carrot, and one cube of turkey you find in the frozen food section of the grocery store.

Photo courtesy of Family Fun

4. BBQ Chicken Sandwich  You can easily substitute turkey for chicken.


  Photo courtesy of Eating Well

5. Somewhat Turkey Italian Wedding Soup This is my husband’s variation of Italian Wedding Soup. Instead of meatballs, he went with turkey.


6. Curried Turkey Salad  Curry adds an updated and tasty zing to the traditional turkey salad sandwich.

 Photo courtesy of Diana Rattray

7. Turkey Tetrazzini  Hang on your cholesterol! The Pioneer Woman’s recipe calls for cream cheese and bacon. Hmmm….bacon….

  Photo courtesy of The Pioneer Woman

8. Meaty Spinach Manicotti Recipe Try taking your turkey leftovers in an Italian direction. You’ll be glad you did. Bonus points to this recipe for encouraging everyone to eat their spinach!

 Photo courtesy of Taste of Home

9. Turkey and Noodles Turkey and noodles is a favorite and filling quick meal.

 
10. Turkey, Cheese, and Pasta Wheels  A round up of turkey leftovers recipes wouldn’t be complete with at least another  casserole. Pasta wheels make it fun for the kiddos, but you always can use what you have on hand if you don’t have pasta wheels.

Photo courtesy of Diana Rattray

If you are looking for more turkey recipe ideas, check out the my favorites below!

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Comments

Shiloh said…
These look so good. I'm especially excited about maybe trying the curry.:)
Marie said…
Yummy! So glad you linked up with us!

Marie
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Darby Hawley said…
I can't stand leftovers so this is a great resource for me! Thanks for posting!
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Nidhi Kinger said…
Hi! I love how informative and great your articles are. Can you recommend a list of citrus fruits and vegetables that can be used to make healthy snacks or treats? Thanks a lot!