Man, I love Thanksgiving. I know I should say how much I love the spirit of the holiday and the time to reflect and be thankful but I'm going to be gut level honest here...I really love the food.
I've had lots of people ask me how I will budget my whole Thanksgiving meal...can I keep my weekly groceries at $60? And I'm sorry to say I can't answer that question. I am fortunate enough to go to three potlucks during Thanksgiving weekend. So while I will be cooking special treats, I won't be responsible for a whole meal all by myself.
This year I'm making lots and lots of pies.
Oatmeal with brown sugar and milk
Cream of Wheat with brown sugar and bananas
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, scrambled eggs
Fresh Fruit and Milk
Soy Balsamic Chicken, Steamed Basmati Rice, Green Beans
Thanksgiving #1 and #2 - Buttery Bread Machine Rolls, French Silk Pie w/ Stabilized Whipped Cream, Apple Pie
White Spaghetti (with added leftover turkey) marinated veggies
Thanksgiving #3 - 2 French Silk Pies, Lemon Meringue Pie
Check back tomorrow to see how I (hopefully) fit all this into my $60 budget.
And Wednesday I'll be doing another $5 or less Christmas Gift and it's so stinkin' cute!