55 Summer Activities for Kids that are Frugal or Free!
Did your kids get out of school this week? My kids were out last week and unless you go year-round, your kids are ready to let loose and enjoy their summer.
Let me just say, I LOVE it when my kids are home. Although they can drive me nuts by yelling the word MOM 50 times in an hour period, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Don’t get me wrong, I like my free time when they are at school and in fact, this is my only blogging time, but since they are home I am going to make the best of it and work on this blog while they are having their short amount of screen time. (hee hee)
Are you looking for some frugal and easy recipes to serve your family this summer? This Chicken Cucumber Salad Recipe will not disappoint.
Summer is a time to relax and spend with your family, so cooking five-courses meals may not be on your agenda. (Or mine!)
If you are like me, you want something quick and easy that won’t heat up the entire house by using the oven.
I make this salad for parties, lunch, and as a full meal with chicken added. The best part is, it is SO easy to make and only takes a few minutes to whip up.
If you are able to boil pasta and cut up vegetables, then you can make this!
Are you headed to a party for the fourth? I made this for my son’s birthday party last summer and the bowl was empty when the party was over. I like to make dishes for holiday parties that incorporate fruits or vegetables so my kids aren’t eating junk food all day. This includes tomatoes and cucumbers as part of the salad so yay for nutrition!
Let’s Talk Price For Your Chicken Cucumber Salad Recipe
Not to mention, I LOVE saving money and this salad will not break the bank with only five ingredients (well, add a bit of salt and pepper on top of the five) and you have a great meal for around $6-7 depending on where and how much you spend on your chicken.
I bought mine at Target and got six pieces of fresh chicken for $5.79. That is under $1 per piece, so my salad priced out around $6!
Don’t forget you can make it veggie style if you are on a tight budget. I usually don’t add chicken if I am making it for a side dish for a party. So that’s around $4 for a hearty side dish.