Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanksgiving on a Budget......

With just a week until Thanksgiving, it is time to start planning your meal - if you have not already. A few ways we cut back.....

Look at the coupons now and combine them with store deals.

Make things from scratch. Home made rolls cost less than store bought.

Ask guests to bring a part of the meal. We always suggests desserts to our guests.

Serve things you preserved from your summer garden. We always have pickled red beats and corn that we grew over the summer.

Make the most of leftovers!!

Here are a few places around the web to look too.....

$5 Dinners: Thanksgiving on a Budget Series - great tips and recipes from my friend at $5 Dinners!

Holidays on a Budget - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, Easter

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner - Trim the Budget without Forfeiting Taste Not Made Of Money

Frugal Finds From your Frugal Friend: Free Thanksgiving Decorations........ - and do not forget the free decorations!!!

Some great Target deals just in time.....

Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes .79Use .40 off printable coupon here =.29 each

Heinz Homestyle Gravy (jar) .79Use $1.00 off 3 coupon here= .46 each (when you buy 3)

Del Monte Canned Vegetables .50Use $1.00 off 4 coupon from 11/16= .25 each

1 comment:

The Happy Housewife said...

I agree making things from scratch is much cheaper, and tastes better too!
Great tips!

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