Frugal Folk Make Their Own Entertainment
Many families we've known have a regular Friday night pizza night. Instead of ordering out for pizza, they make it at home.
This free Kindle book of recipes might help: How to Make Homemade Pizza Recipes
If you're a low-carber, or allergic to wheat, this version is crustless and grain free and works astonishingly well. (more frugal low-carb ideas here, including a menu that can be adapted for the mixed carb family)
If cooking isn't your thing, maybe you'd like to do what some of our relatives did. They would buy the cheapest frozen pizzas on sale, but then add their own toppings.
Fix, or decorate the pre-made, pizzas together as a family or with friends.
While you eat, share stories about your childhood. Here are five questions to get you started:
1. What's your earliest memory?
2. Did you ever get away with something you should have been disciplined for? Tell about it.
3. What was your favorite room in your house when you were little, and why?
4. What was your favorite bedtime story?
5. Tell about something silly you believed when you were little.
After you eat, clean up together, share some popcorn or fruit, and play a game or sing together.
Whatever you do, make it screen-free. Here are some of our favorite games, not all of which require any actual game equipment.
So much of the lost art of frugality has been lost because we got used to others doing our thinking, and our entertaining, for us, instead of engaging in the interested life, and doing things for ourselves.
(Also free on Kindle:
The Art of Perfect Bread Baking (Delicious Recipes)