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

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.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

1 comment

  1. 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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