Summer is pretty much here, which means it’s time to start organizing your summer budget. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like there are so many more things I want to do during the summer rather than during any other season. But I also don’t want to deprive myself of good food and fun projects. Summertime budgeting shouldn’t have to be a catch-22. These 38 Must-Make Budget Recipes & Projects will help you make the most of your budget without sacrificing taste or happiness.These projects and recipes come from the weekly Cheap Eats and Thrifty Crafts newsletter.
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Make this upcoming Taco Tuesday (or tonight’s Taco Tuesday, if you have the time) extra special with these tacos. They’ll satisfy your stomach without emptying your wallet.
19 Budget Slow Cooker Recipes for a Crowd
Toss all of your ingredients into your slow cooker and then get on with your day. These recipes will make cooking for large get-togethers and parties a breeze.
Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken
You don’t need to buy a ton of fancy ingredients for this chicken dish. With a little bit of honey, some Dijon mustard, and crushed pretzels, you’ll have a delicious dinner that fits perfectly in your summer budget.
15 Tuna Noodle Casserole Variations
Tuna noodle casserole has always been a cheap, go-to family favorite recipe. Mix up your next tuna noodle casserole with one of these tasty variations.
Upcycle an old pair of earrings to make a pair that you can mix and match to suit any occasion. Even a beginner jewelry crafter can make beautiful pieces of jewelry in no time at all.
Easy Baby Bird Ornament
All of the bookworms in your life would love to receive this cute bird-shaped page ornament. Personalize it with a page from your giftee’s favorite novel to show them how much you care.
What are your favorite recipes and projects to make that fit in your summer budget?