I was thinking the other day with all these cookouts this summer, it really has the potential to get pricey. Thought I’d share a few cheap options for you so you can still be in on all the fun of summer cookouts but still have some dough to spare.
Sign up to bring to your cookout:
*deviled eggs– 89 cents + a few cents for the additional ingred. so about a dollar for 24. They could be used as a side or appetizer.
*Mac & Cheese – 25 per box + a little more for the butter and milk you add, get 2 boxes and for less then a dollar you have the perfect summer side dish.
*veggie tray – ya you heard me, not the expensive kind from the store. Assuming you don’t have your own garden which would be the best option. Get a cucumber for anywhere from 20Cents to 35 cents, give it a peel and or fancy slice. Buy a bag of carrots 99cents(not the expensive baby carrots) peel em and slice em into sticks. Buy some ranch for 99cents but it in a bowl in the center of a plate, put the carrot sticks on one side and cucumber on the other side of the bowl. There you go a beautiful homemade tray for less then 3 bucks.
*baked beans – 49cents per can, buy 4 cans + less then a dollar in the extra ind.. For less than 3 bucks a warm side dish.
*Buns– always a cheap route to go when signing up for a cookout. My store has then for 79 cents.
*Drinks – YES drinks can be cheap!! Make your own lemonade or sweet tea. Either would end up costing mearly pennies.
*Dessert – I know if you are like me, I am tempted here to get fancy. Brownies cost 99 cents + a few extra cents for the extra ingred.. They are simple plain and YUMMY!! They don’t need anything to make them yummier:)
What are some of your cheapo brings?
Happy Summer to ya,