Save money with Christmas leftovers.


*Note: sorry guys! This posted, then was accidentally set as draft again…so sorry you're getting this twice in your feed! But it's worth the read, I promise 😉

It's way past my bedtime, but I thought I'd write a quick post before you all check out of the blogging world and start enjoying the beloved Christmas holiday that's coming up…in 3 days! What the, whaaaa?!

As you enjoy your Christmas dinners, quick reminder to not let ANYTHING go to waste! If you get sick of ham after eating it for 4 days, don't toss it out for heaven's sake. FREEZE IT! You can freeze just about anything, even cooked rice and pasta (it's true!). Take your leftovers, whatever they are, and freeze them. If it's McNasty once thawed out, then hey…at least you tried. I'd bet money on the fact that most of it will taste great, though! (See lots of food tips as proof.)

I like to save old food containers, wash them out (top shelf of the dishwasher is usually fine), and put single-sized portions of leftovers in them.Bubba will take them to work, or I'll pop them into the freezer as-is. The small containers save space in your freezer, and allows you to pull out quick portions as-needed rather than running through the drive through on a busy day.


Our wallets are all hurting from Christmas as it is, so let's help them heal nicely by not wasting any food this holiday.

There's some food for thought for ya! (buh-boom CHICK)




  1. AvatarJessica says

    Hi Jordan,

    I bought a container of Greek Yogurt Spinach & Kale Dip from Costco. My plan was to use it for a Christmas appetizer and completely forgot about it! Do you think I would be able to freeze that and use it another time I am entertaining?

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      That’s a great question! Yes, I would think so. Sometimes when you freeze dairy the consistency changes a bit when thawed, but it usually tastes the same. I would give it a try! Hey, if you’re going to throw it out anyway, it never hurts. Another thing you can do is search a site like and search by ingredient. Maybe there’s a great recipe that involves both greek yogurt and kale or spinach that you could use the dip for! Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

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