Dear Readers, we’re all stuck in this recession together. To start off this hump day, let’s brainstorm a list of ridiculously fun things to do that cost next to nothing.
I’ll start us off with my go-to list for when times are tight.
1. Window shopping at fancy online stores, complete with judging the taste of strangers, stylists and those with expendable income. (“That orange chair is going to be completely dated in five years. Your children and your children’s children will hide all the photos.”) The fact that I might buy said orange chair myself is completely irrelevant.
2. Cinnamon Toast ala MacIntosh. Take a slice of regular old bread. Spread it with softened butter from edge to edge. Sprinkle with sliced bananas, sugar and cinnamon (brown sugar for wheat bread), brown under the broiler for 4-7 minutes. We ate this all the time when I was a kid and money was tight, it’s still a treat I can live with. Using generic or store brand everything, a serving of two delicious slices costs 13 cents.
3. Inventing new board games by mashing up two from the closet. This has mixed results, and tends to work better with some sort of party beverage, but I’d challenge any of you to a game of BattleTwister.
How about yours?