Monday, November 15, 2010

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for Less than $20.

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching I wanted to post this again this year (I posted it last year, but just last week I again purchased the Turkey at Fresh & Easy because they are offering the same deal!)
Yes, with a small bit of planning ahead it is very possible! I promise! I happened upon a deal last week that floored me… $0.37/pound for frozen Turkeys at Fresh & Easy. If you calculate that out, you can get a fifteen pound Turkey (plenty for a small family dinner) for $5.00! This is probably a good time to note that I bought one, then went back another day and bought a second Turkey for Christmas Dinner because the deal was too amazing to pass up. Since I’m not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, I’ll be making the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for our family of four the day after. I’ll post the actual recipes next week (including how to make my Mom’s world famous gravy!).

I wasn’t planning on purchasing everything so far in advance, but when I saw the deals and did the math in my head I knew it was a fantastic deal that wouldn’t necessarily be around for long! Below are items I actually purchased so I know the prices are 100% accurate. Don’t believe me? Cruise on over to the Fresh & Easy site and check out the prices for yourself!

Here’s the shopping list (including the prices at Fresh & Easy just to make it simple) for Thanksgiving dinner:

1 -15 pound Jennie O Frozen Turkey--------------- $5.07
Green Bean Casserole
French’s Fried Onions ----------------------------------$2.49
1 can – Cream of Mushroom Soup -----------------$.59
2 cans – Green Beans ----------------------------------$.69 x 2
Cranberry Sauce
1 can jellied cranberry sauce --------------------------$.99
1 Box Mrs. Cubbison’s Seasoned Dressing-----$1.49
Mashed Potatoes
48 oz. Golden Potatoes --------------------------------$3.28
Candied Yams/Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes (whole/fresh)-------------------------$2.99
                                                                              $18.28 total
(leaves extra for misc. ingredients most normally have on hand)


Megan Enloe November 19, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

Wow, I have a few other ingredients that would take it over $20. My Sinful Mashed Potatoes alone would do it:-) But that's a great start getting the price down.

I've never been satisfied with my gravy. Looking forward trying yours.

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