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5 cookout money-wasters

By Matthew Thompson, June 25, 2012 - 12:47pm

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Matthew asks: What’s your best tip for saving money on a cookout?

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Instead of getting a fruit plate or several types of fruit, go for one fruit, such as pineapple or watermelon, and cut it up yourself.

Anonymous

06/25/2012 - 1:18pm

Each person at the cookout should bring a FRUIT (for variety and more to share) and cut up while there! Another tip (make and season your 4-5 oz patty the night before and keep chilled) to bring with you. Also bring your own SPF and Towels (to be kinder). Happy times ahead while making WONDERFUL HAPPY FAMILY MEMORIES! OR FRIEND TIMES!

Anonymous

06/28/2012 - 2:29pm

Ask your guests to pitch in a dish! Someone can bring the soda - someone (or two) a salad - someone (or two) the desserts. Most friends won't have an issue with helping out!

Anonymous

07/05/2012 - 8:34am

"And since it’s both heavy and shipped a long distance that means it’s got a hefty carbon footprint. So much for sustainability!"
I think you mean bamboo is less green than people think, not that it is less sustainable. Growth rate and how easy it is to grow makes it sustainable. Using lots of fuel to ship it makes it less green.

Anonymous

07/05/2012 - 7:15pm

That might not seem like too much, but some of EatingWell’s oven-fried chicken recipes (including the Oven-Fried Chicken on a Stick, pictured above) shake out to a lean $2.07/lb.

how are you getting chicken that costs less than $2/lb?

Anonymous

07/13/2012 - 10:31pm

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