With all the lovely weather we have been having the children were very keen to organise a barbecue, so we did it all on a budget !
First of all the barbecue itself and all the tools came from a garage sale a few years ago - cost £5 with tools !
Second the charcoal was picked up cheap last year at the end of the season - cost £2.50.
Third, MrShoestring made a homemade lighter chimney, to get the charcoal started, out of an old decorative bucket - cost £0.
Fourth MissShoestring made delicious kebabs out of things we already had on hand - cost £0
Fifth we used salad from the garden - cost £0
Sixth we drank homemade grape juice and elderflower cordial which had been made last year and stored in the freezer, hurrah for using up some more freezer stock - cost £0.
So a barbecue for 4 all at a very reasonable cost. Everyone enjoyed it so much that MrShoestring is wondering about building a permanent brick barbecue in the garden using the existing one for parts ! Long may the sunny weather continue !