Thanksgiving Dinner for Less Than $40? I Did It…Sort Of…

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There are exactly 2 days a year when I actually enjoy cooking: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Maybe it’s the knowledge that my family expects a great, or the general jolliness of the holidays, but I really don’t mind spending hours in the kitchen to prepare a big, home-cooked meal a couple days a year. And I always like a challenge. This year, the Walmart Moms were asked to prepare a Turkey Day meal for less than $40.

Want to see how I did? Watch the video:

My total after all of these items was $39.70! Woo hoo! The only thing I have left to buy is drinks. I plan to make my famous punch (get the recipe here) and we’ll probably get a few bottles of sparkling apple and grape cider. Are the foods organic? No? Could we have bought less canned goods and made bread from scratch? Of course. However, when I have to make 4-6 different dishes, I take shortcuts. Sorry 🙂

Still, other than my green guilt over not buying more unprocessed foods, we’re all set to go for Thanksgiving. And I thank Walmart, because I don’t believe I’ve ever been prepared quite this early before…lol.

Disclosure: I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. I was provided with compensation for my time and effort in sharing my under-$40 Thanksgiving haul with you. Participation is voluntary and as usual, all opinions are my own.

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  • Alana November 18, 2011, 8:41 am

    Wonderful! I really love the information you provided hear. I’m sure I will be looking forward to putting it to great uses this Thanksgiving Day. I’ll be sure to pass this post on to others. Thanks you so much, I enjoyed this so much.. 😉


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