Thanksgiving Meal Savings
Okay I’ll admit it, I’m one of those people who have a tendency to wait till the last minute to do my Thanksgiving dinner grocery shopping. I know, it’s crazy but I just can’t bring myself to face the crowd and the inevitable drain on my pocketbook any sooner than I absolutely have to. This year economists are saying that some prices for the traditional fare of a Thanksgiving dinner are going to be higher and some are going to be lower. I did manage to snag a turkey early on that I didn’t have to take out a second mortgage to be able to afford, so I am in a better frame of mind to do the rest of my holiday meal shopping. I think this year we will be sticking to the traditional basics of the Thanksgiving dinner such as turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie, instead of trying out any new gourmet food dishes, that while they would undoubtedly be delicious, would more than likely use up most of the budget for the holiday dinner as well as dinners for the next two weeks. And this year I’m definitely going to try and cook for the number of guests that will actually be attending, instead of the army I usually cook for that never seems to show up.