Sunday, November 21, 2010

Your Thanksgiving Meal is Affordable this year

OK~ The turkey is in the freezer and the other meal necessities have been purchased!  I was kind of curious as to how much this meal will cost.  A local restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet for $12.99 per person,  so I thought I'd compare the cost.  Here's my breakdown.

Turkey for $8.57.



A 5 lb. bag of potatoes for $0.89



A bag of frozen corn for $0.99



Dressing  for $0.79 ( I was on the hunt for Pepperidge Farm Dressing, could not find it)  This will work just fine!


1 lb. bag of baby carrots $0.69




Mrs. Smiths Pumpkin Pie $3.14



Can of Swanson Chicken Broth $0.50




Cool Whip FREE (with the purchase of the pie)



Milk, Butter, Salt, Pepper, and flour needed to prepare the meal $4.00  (My estimate)

For a grand total of:  $19.57  + Family Togetherness which is PRICELESS!

For four people to eat at $12.99 we would spend $51.96.  With our home cooked Thanksgiving meal we will eat at $4.89 per person.  And I can promise you we will have leftover turkey sandwiches for a few days as well!

This is a very basic Thanksgiving meal, and it is what we will be eating this coming Thursday.  Now, I need to remember to thaw the turkey out...........I'm not sure that it's worth paying someone $32.39 to prepare our meal.  I've got lots of help here~ A husband and two teenage boys that won't be able to stay out of the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day~ Wishful thinking~ I know!  After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

*The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's.  I did not receive product or any form of compensation to post this.

2 comments:

  1. you forgot the cost of needle and thread to let out everyone's pants after the meal so they can all breathe again ;)

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  2. Great post. Thanks for sharing. At least I dont have to worry about the cost.

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