The Family Piggy Bank

AzariahsMother
Thanksgiving Meal $
November 20, 2012 at 6:43 PM

How much did your Thanksgiving meal cost you this year?

What ways did you save?

Replies

  • michiganmom116
    November 20, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    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

  • jbyrd898
    November 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    I spent $50 today, my mother will spend another 50. So I guess 100 bucks total-yikes!

  • mmtosam06
    November 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Not a thing going to Golden Corral:) my grandfather is paying


  • cjsmom1
    by cjsmom1
    November 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Turkey= free
    Candied Yams= $1.69 for the yams
    Mac and Cheese= $5 on cheese and $1 on pasta
    Mashed potatoes= $3 for a bag of potatoes
    Stuffing= I already had it

    Cupcakes= $2 for whipped cream frosting
    Brownies= I already had it
    Butter= $2


  • cjsmom1
    by cjsmom1
    November 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Wow that's great!

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    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


  • ReesesPieces
    November 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM
    Ours is free since we are going to eat with family.
  • ReesesPieces
    November 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM
    However, we plan on using our free turkey for Christmas, and I stocked up on the other fixings that were B1G1 this week. We should get out of Christmas dinner for less than $10.
  • Kainalu55
    November 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    nothing! lol.  I already have the ingredients for the pie I'm baking and my mom and sisters are taking care of the rest!

  • FindersKeepers
    November 20, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    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)

  • suziejax
    November 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    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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