We've got budgets on the brain around her, so I was inspired by the brand Personal Capital to write a post about #FallFrugalFun and include a link to their Financial Tools page. It's a perfect fit because that's about the only kind of fun we're having lately because I don't know why nobody ever told me this, but 4 kids cost a lot of money. J/K-- EVERYBODY told me this.
Today, we decided to have a family date night with homemade pizza and a Guess Who tournament, and the whole night only cost $15.56. HOW CAN WE GET MORE FRUGAL THAN THAT?
We made pizza dough in the bread machine. It was a division of labor: Harry measured the ingredients for the dough
Frugal fall fun, indeed.
Here's our super easy pizza crust recipe: 1 1/3 cups water, 2 TBS olive oil, 4 cups bread flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp yeast. Add all of those ingredients in that order to your bread machine and run the dough cycle. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes and roll out your pizzas on a floured surface.
We used jarred sauce (oh the horror! next time I will for sure make my own, mainly because I never can find one I like-- I DON'T like sweet, and I DO like fennel), a million cheeses (conservative estimate), pepperoni, green olives, green peppers, tomatoes, and various spices. Pretty delicious AND a group activity--love it!
Check out the financial tools linked above-- I am looking for a good budget app to help my online grocery shopping stay in line with the bottom line (OMG such a groaner-- I am listening to a super punny audiobook, and it's rubbing off), so let me know what you think. I am also all ears for your best budget tips in general-- I am new to the frugal thing).