Summertime is the season to do all kinds of fun food things, like throw a big party, can batches of preserves and pickles, and stock the freezer for the fall. This growing season produces all kinds of opportunities for buying ahead, cooking ahead, and celebrating.
But what if there really isn't room in the budget to buy 40 pounds of pickling cucumbers, as perfect as they look? What if you just can't foot the bill for a month's worth of meals? What if throwing a party seems just more than your bank account can manage?