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.


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

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


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