Thanksgiving is always special to me. It is a time for friends and family to get together, and enjoy great conversation. But what if your budget is really, really tight? Can you still have a great supper, on a tiny budget?
Though this is not the menu that I have prepared this year, I did use the prices that I paid to come up with this ultra thrifty, tasty, and very filling meal.
Turkey, brined in a basic salt solution- $3.90 (yes, I really did get my 16 lb bird for 3.90!)
Stuffing (stove top)-.99
mashed potatoes (2lbs), butter, sour cream-.98
gravy made from drippings- pennies
green bean casserole, cream of mushroom, french fried onions-1.05
pillsbury bread rolls-.99
corn chowder- 1.75
No Bake cheese cake-2.25
Considering that you would have leftovers for a week at least, this is probably less than you spend on your weekly grocery budget!