Who needs to waste money on totally grease-filled fast food? Not us :)
We had our own fun Fast Food Friday family night!
I bought the popcorn boxes at Target in January. I paid $1 for an eight pack. The plastic baskets and hot dog holders were a recent yard sale find. They came together and there were eight of each for only a buck. I pick up the little portion cups and fast food trays at thrift stores and yard sales whenever I see them. I can usually get a huge unopened pack for a dollar or less because people buy them for big parties and don't want what's left.
Friday at work we received a box of promotional items for an upcoming movie. We're a performance hall, not a movie theater, so they don't do us much good. I got a bag, a really cool light-up mirror for my purse and I grabbed four of these paper cups. They were exactly what I was missing and they showed up on the day I needed them! The table cloth was a .25 discount store find and I just thought the tickets were a fun addition :)
Here's what was on the menu:
-turkey hot dogs w/buns & ketchup
-baked chicken nuggets
-baked french fries w/mozzarella cheese
-homemade milkshakes made with light ice cream and skim milk
-fry sauce made with low fat mayo & ketchup or bbq sauce (depending on the person)
I figure if you're going to eat fast foodie-type things, you might as well healthy them the best you can, which doesn't mean they are healthy, just healthier.
Check out $5 Dinners for more inexpensive dinner ideas. Visit Between Naps on the Porch to see more tablescapes. I'm also participating in Thrifty Thursday :)