Affordable Thanksgiving Dinner | The Frugalista

Affordable Thanksgiving Dinner

by frugalista on November 24, 2008

Last year, the cost to feed a family of 10 for Thanksgiving ran
about $42.26. I can only imagine meal prices going up for this
Thanksgiving. However, here are some things you can do to cut down on
the price:

1.Start shopping now with coupons for dairy and other staples needed for baking and


2. Plan your menu and do a holiday pot luck with your loved ones.

3. Don’t be traditional:

use another meat. Some stores are featuring Buy One get One Free on roasts.

4.If you must be traditional, try turkey wings instead of the whole bird.

5. Choose sides such as macaroni, lasagna or other pasta dishes that are made in large quantities.

6. Make punch instead of buying soda.

7. Serve wine instead of

cocktails. Sutter Home has a great $6 Moscato that gets to the
point. Schmitt Sohne has a good Riesling, too. It costs about $8 with

Here are some more affordable Thanksgiving dinner tips.  And even if you spend more than you would like on Thanksgiving dinner, you could have horror tales about the holidays like people in this link!

How are you saving during the Thanksgiving holiday?

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