A Week of Budget-Friendly Summer Meals!

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A Week of Budget-Friendly Summer Meals!

From time to time, my husband and I really need to budget and eat at home more often without splurging (especially during our early college years). The best way to budget is to purchase everything you need, in the right quantities. Running back to the store will often cause you to spend more money, due to filler items like candy bars. So, buy the right items and make these delicious meals below:

Here’s your shopping list for these meals:

  • Lemon (1 medium)
  • Lime (1 medium)
  • Peaches, nectarines, or plums (optional, for panzanella)
  • Grapes (optional, for panzanella)
  • Yellow or white onion (3 medium to large)
  • Red onion (1 small)
  • Garlic (1 head)
  • Green bell pepper (1 medium)
  • Celery (6 stalks)
  • Carrot (1 medium)
  • Field cucumbers (2 small)
  • Tomatoes (2 medium)
  • Zucchini (5 small)
  • Jalapeño (4 medium)
  • Enough extra vegetables to make about 3 to 4 cups chopped (for the quiche)
  • Fresh basil (to top the fettuccine, and for panzanella)
  • Eggs (12 large)
  • Plain yogurt (1 cup)
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Heavy cream (1/4 cup)
  • Grated cheddar or other cheese (1 cup)
  • Grated Romano or Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup grated)
  • Pork shoulder (5 pounds)
  • Fettuccine pasta (8 ounces)
  • Long-grain rice (3/4 cup)
  • Vegetable or chicken broth (4 1/2 cups)
  • Bread (4 slices)
  • Pitted olives (optional, for panzanella)
  • Dark chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • Butter (5 tablespoons)
  • Olive oil (5 tablespoons)
  • All-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • Rolled oats (1 1/2 cups)
  • Sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • Cocoa powder (1/2 cup)
  • Baking soda (2 teaspoons)
  • Salt (3 1/2 teaspoons)
  • Pepper (2 teaspoons)
  • Ground cinnamon (1 tablespoon)
  • Chile flakes (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Bay leaf (2)
  • Paprika (1 teaspoon)
  • Garlic powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Cayenne pepper (1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Dried thyme (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Dried oregano (1/2 teaspoon)Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce (1 teaspoon)

Please feel free to share your recipes and ways that you’ve found to cut costs for our readers. Everyone can keep money in their wallet by eating at home and planning out your week.

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Thanks, The Kitchn!

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DIY: 26 Mason Jar Crafts In Under an Hour!

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DIY: 26 Mason Jar Crafts In Under an Hour!

Shabby Chic decor is all the rage- whether you want to make stuff to sell or redecorate your house, Mason jars are a must if you like this style.  There is no limit to the stuff you can make! From kids banks to flower vases, to soap dispensers, you are sure to find some exciting to create.
26 Mason Jar Crafts In Under an Hour

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Ball Wide Mouth Heritage Collection Quart Jars, 6ct. Only $5.97 Shipped (reg. $14.99)!

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Ball Wide Mouth Heritage Collection Quart Jars, 6ct. Only $5.97 Shipped (reg. $14.99)!

I love these versatile jars- you can use them for so many craft ideas!  Right now, Rakuten.com has them at an unbelieveable price- just $5.97 + free shipping for 6 jars!
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Check out the things you can make with these jars! 26 Quick and Easy Mason Jar Crafts

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Football Cocoa-Crispy Rice Treats Recipe

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Football Cocoa-Crispy Rice Treats Recipe

Football parties are right around the corner! Here is a great Football party treat to make for the whole crowd!

Ingredients
Cooking spray
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
One 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Kosher salt
6 cups cocoa-flavored crispy rice cereal
About 12 vanilla- or chocolate-flavored candy chews, such as Tootsie Rolls

Head over to Food Network for the complete directions.

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Snickers Bar Caramel Apple Salad

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Snickers Bar Caramel Apple Salad

A friend of mine made this delicious dessert for a baby shower and it was a huge hit!  It is very easy to make, and you can use any type of sweet apple that you like.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Snickers Candy Bars
  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 16oz. tub of Cool Whip
  • 1 5oz. package of vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • caramel topping

Click here for the full recipe!

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26 Books That Will Change The Way You See The World

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26 Books That Will Change The Way You See The World

I absolutely love to get caught up in a good book.  Whether it is to seek new knowledge or escape into another reality, books can be empowering and entertaining.  Not surprisingly, half of the books on this list I have read myself, and I whole-heartedly agree that they are worth reading- and have the potential to change your worldly perspective.

26 Books That Will Change The Way You See The World

 

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Impossibly Easy Turkey Taco Pie Recipe

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Impossibly Easy Turkey Taco Pie Recipe

I just bought some ground turkey while it was on sale and I think this is the recipe for me to make! I need something very tasty so my very picky house won’t even realize it is turkey!

Ingredients

1 lb ground turkey breast
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained
1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (2 oz)
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce

2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons), if desired

See the complete directions at BettyCrocker.com.

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