Cheerful Frugality Cooks Up Fun
It's easy to enjoy frugality when you can also make it fun. Food is a great place to start.
Here are some quick, easy, & cheap ways to add fun to your frugal table:
Copy your favorite fun food at home.
Make movie popcorn the exciting way--on the stovetop!--and use the leftover bulk kernels like the Momadvice family does for rainy day play. Makes and Takes serves hot dogs up with 8 legs or on a stick. Balancing Beauty & Bedlam feeds a crowd with her homemade pizzas in minutes.
Of course, any meal feels festive when it ends in dessert.
I love the Reluctant Entertainer's ice cream trough for presentation. Frugal Upstate considers Jello Jigglers a cheap classic. And here's what might be the ultimate fun dessert for hardcore scratch cooks: homemade Oreo cookies.
Tell us: what do you cook when you want frugal to feel fun? Feel free to include links in your comment below!