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?
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