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How To Save Money With Leftovers and a Muffin Pan



If you have kids, a cupcake or muffin pan, almost empty cereal boxes, almost empty raisin boxes, almost empty cracker boxes, (you get the idea, right?) then you have the makings for a fun kid's meal!

Just fill the muffin cups with the forlorn cereal left in the box, that last bit of cheese cut into cubes, the last few stray carrots cut up, that couple of tablespoons of salad dressing remaining in the bottle (dip for the carrots), that last piece of fruit that is about to spoil (cut it up and put in cups), and so on. Serve your muffin pan kid's meal to your favorite kid for a fun lunch or dinner, and you will have a cleaned out refrigerator and some smiles!


It is easy to come up with some fun almost free meal ideas, especially for the kids, by using what is left-over in your cupboards and refrigerator. The muffin pan just helps make the meal seem more fun--sort of like a smorgasboard meal -- so kids can feel like they are picking and choosing what to eat.

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