Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Thrifty Thanksgiving!

Well, it's official.  I am hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year.  Big B's family (my mother, father, and one sister in-law) will be joining us for what will hopefully be a wonderful, yet inexpensive feast.  I've decided that I am going to set a goal of $30 for the entire dinner...and I mean the ENTIRE dinner (including festive decorations).  Think I can do it?  I KNOW I can.

How does one prepare for such?  I've already started scanning magazines, cookbooks, grocery ads, coupon sites, etc.  This weekend I will prepare an excel spreadsheet with what I'm going to buy, how much it costs, and what coupons I have for those items. Ok, well maybe not a real excel spreadsheet since my printer is out of ink and it would cost me $30 just to replace the ink ;-)  But I digress...

As you know, I've already purchased my turkey, which was only $5.  I think with that great start, I am well on my way to accomplishing this goal.  I will update you on what happens.

Wish me luck, and if you have any great cost effective dishes that you would love to share, send them on. 

Cheers and Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Hi DeeDee, I just know the dinner was wonderful! You are very ambitious to do it all for $30.00. I am going to do the same thing for Christmas dinner but I know mine won't be as inexpensive but so far, what I have bought has been a huge savings. I will post about it eventually. Wish you could have come to the cookie party. It was so much fun. If you have time maybe you can come back for a visit. I am having a little Christmas tour. xo A. Lynn


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