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Frugal Ways to Enjoy the Summer

I think many of us really aren't able to take a vacation this summer. If we're not able to go anywhere, I still want to make it a summer filled with memories. There are still some great ways to make your summer awesome and spend very little. Here's some things you can do.

Go to the park. You can pack a picnic lunch to make it even more fun.

Check your local theater and see if they have any cheap summer movies. Our local theater is a Carmike Cinema and is running a great promo right now for Summer Movies. On Tuesday they have a movie for $1. It's an already on DVD movie but hey, it's only a dollar and a fun experience for kids to go to the movies. If you're like us, taking the kids to a regular priced movie is rare, even a matinee. It just is so expensive. They are also offering dollar popcorn and drinks on Tuesdays so that makes it an even better deal!

Check for restaurants that have kids eat free specials along with a craft or activity for the kids. Tuesday nig…

Easy Slow Cooker Stroganoff

Hi everyone! I didn't remember to take a picture of this but it was sooo good.

Easy Slow Cooker Stroganoff

2-3 pounds of beef stew meat (I used part beef stew meat and part stir fry strips that were marked down)
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
1 packet of onion soup mix
8oz beef broth
1 small jar of sliced mushrooms

Place meat in the crockpot. I mixed the soup, soup mix, broth and mushrooms in a bowl and then poured on top of the meat. I am sure you could just dump everything in as well. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or until meat is tender.

This was so yummy! It was plenty salty enough and I used the healthy request cream of mushroom soup with reduced sodium. So I wouldn't add any additional salt. Serve over noodles or rice. Delicious!!

Check out more yummy recipes at Tempt My Tummy at Blessed With Grace!