How much did your Thanksgiving meal cost you this year?
What ways did you save?
Turkey was free.
8 oz. mushrooms for mushroom stuffing $1.20. Everything else on hand
Green bean casserole: $1.50 for frozen green beans, 95¢ for bacon, 60¢ for mushrooms = $3.05
Butternut squash was free from my garden
broccoli casserole $1.50 for frozen broccoli, everything else on hand
Layer salad: 99¢ for mixed salad greens, 95¢ for bacon, $1.69 for cheddar cheese, everything else on hand
Pumpkin and cherry pies: everything on hand
Gingerbread pumpkin trifle: 2 containers whipping cream $1.09 each = $2.18 everything else on hand
lemon meringues: 1 dozen eggs $1.50 everything else on hand
Grand Total $11.56 for Thanksgiving dinner for 8
I spent $50 today, my mother will spend another 50. So I guess 100 bucks total-yikes!
Not a thing going to Golden Corral:) my grandfather is paying
Turkey= freeCandied Yams= $1.69 for the yamsMac and Cheese= $5 on cheese and $1 on pastaMashed potatoes= $3 for a bag of potatoesStuffing= I already had it
Cupcakes= $2 for whipped cream frostingBrownies= I already had it Butter= $2
Wow that's great!
Quoting michiganmom116:Turkey was free.8 oz. mushrooms for mushroom stuffing $1.20. Everything else on handGreen bean casserole: $1.50 for frozen green beans, 95¢ for bacon, 60¢ for mushrooms = $3.05Butternut squash was free from my gardenbroccoli casserole $1.50 for frozen broccoli, everything else on handLayer salad: 99¢ for mixed salad greens, 95¢ for bacon, $1.69 for cheddar cheese, everything else on handPumpkin and cherry pies: everything on handGingerbread pumpkin trifle: 2 containers whipping cream $1.09 each = $2.18 everything else on handlemon meringues: 1 dozen eggs $1.50 everything else on handGrand Total $11.56 for Thanksgiving dinner for 8
nothing! lol. I already have the ingredients for the pie I'm baking and my mom and sisters are taking care of the rest!
Ugg.... We are hosting for 20 people.... spent about $300 on groceries, ect for Thanksgiving plus a breakfast for the following day.
A few people are bringing sides so I suppose that saves a little. We also borrowed an extra table and some chairs instead of buying them.
Hopefully my parents will chip in a few bucks for food, but otherwise.... we will be out the whole amount. Holidays seem to rotate around every few years so I suppose we haven't had to pay that much since the last time we hosted (probably 5 years ago)
not sure yet how much it varies year to year but this year dh is getting the meats so not sure yet. I got all the fixins so it was cheap I bought a little here and there along the way and stored it in the pantry so it wasn't so costly this week.
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