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How to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings for 8 to 10 People for $30 with LEFTOVERS!

 
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How to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings for 8 to 10 People for $30 with LEFTOVERS!
I listed this out to encourage those who have less money to work with this year to go ahead and provide a holiday family meal to the best of their ability anyway.

How to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings for 8 to 10 People for $30 with LEFTOVERS!

(The dinner would serve 10-12 people if at least 3 of the people were children)

The items on the menu are in bold type.

Savory Roast Turkey

(1 12-lb hen turkey @$0.89/lb roasted with an apple and an onion inside the bird) = $10.68

Delicious Toasted Stuffing with fresh onion and celery pieces

(Prepare stuffing outside the bird and toast in the oven: Stove top stuffing x 2 @ $1.00 ea + 1 bag dry Pepperidge farm stuffing @ $3 + 1 med onion @ $0.30 + 6 stalks of celery @ $0.35 + 1-14 oz can of chicken broth @ $0.60 + butter , 1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $6.54

Dinner rolls smothered in butter and topped with blackberry preserves

(2 Pillsbury crescent rolls @$1.50 ea) with butter (¼ lb @$2.29/lb; $0.57) and blackberry preserves (10 oz store brand @$2.49 ea) = $6.06

Yummy Turkey gravy

(Skim fat off Turkey drippings and add to Campbell’s Turkey Gravy 2-10.5 oz cans @$1.00 ea) = $2.00

Homemade Mashed potatoes

(8 lb of Russet potatoes @ $2.99 per 8 lb bag; $2.29) + a dash or two of milk and/or sour cream and butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $1.78

Green peas with carrots and butter

(2- 1 lb bags of frozen peas @ $0.95/lb) + butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $1.12

Candied yams with marshmallows

(1-40 oz can of yams in heavy syrup @$2.50 ea; place yams in reduced spiced syrup from can, dot with dark brown sugar (1/4 lb @ $1.19/lb; 0.$30) and butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29), top with mini marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are brown (1/2 of a 10.5 oz package @ $1.19/pkg; $0.59) = $3.68

Cranberry sauce with whole berries or jellied well chilled

(1-14 oz can @ $0.99 ea) = $0.99

Apple Passion Mango fruit punch

(2-64 oz bottles of Old Orchard brand juice @$2.25 ea; many varieties) = $4.50

Pumpkin pie topped generously with real whipped cream

(37 oz Sara Lee brand pumpkin pie @ $2.99 ea topped with Reddi-wip brand @$1.79 ea) = $4.78

NOTE: Using coupons to purchase nearly every food and drink item above and while these items are on sale is what reduces the price of this dinner from $50 to $30. All prices quoted above are “sale” prices (the cost of the foods when they are on special).

The prices above do not reflect the additional savings from using coupons.

Happy Thanksgiving a little early!

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You would never get away with that over here. I was checking out frozen turkeys in one of our groceries stores, I can't remember the size of them, but the smaller one was $40, and the bigger one was over $60.
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A 12 pound Turkey here is about $26.00 and that is with a store coupon and additional $20.00 purchase.
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A 12 pound Turkey here is about $26.00 and that is with a store coupon and additional $20.00 purchase.
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What state are you in?? That's crazy! I just bought a turkey for 12.00 from Walmart in West Virginia it was 18 pounds.
Giant Eagle has them for .39 cents a pound in Maryland, Weis' has a sale for the same thing starting next week in Maryland.
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YUM - sounds like a good helping of High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG. Check the ingredients on all of that stuff.

Doing everything from scratch and organic this year
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Op, thank you for such a thoughtful post during these sad economical times. It can be done just as you say. Your family is blessed to be in your loving care.

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Wait until it's closer to Thanksgiving to purchase your turkey. The stores will offer special prices.

Also, if you have a big family don't purchase a turkey less than 15 lbs. You have to figure 10 lbs of the turkey is going to be waste/bones. Butterball turkeys (more breast) will probably be the most expensive.

Buy a Reynolds Turkey Baking Bag. Makes the turkey incredibly moist and cuts the baking time in half or more and you won't have to baste the bird everyone half hour or so. I have used these Turkey Baking Bags for years and they do a really great job. The bag will hold a turkey up to 25 pounds.

Turkeys are going for $.89-$1.00/lbs. here in Colorado.

Op's thread has some very good ideas.

Bon Appetite, everyone.

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Don't think we could get things as cheaply here. However, I could eliminate some of the things you are serving and could cut costs that way. Also, we make soup and tetrazinni with the turkey leftovers, which is at least four more meals (if not more) for a family.
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Re: How to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings for 8 to 10 People for $30 with LEFTOVERS!
While I appreciate the OP's post, and certainly some people will benefit from the ideas, canned food and boxed stuffing is not for me. If I had only $30, I would plan something like this:

Turkey - 12 lbs = $12.00

Gravy:
Chicken Broth = $0.50
Flour = $0.25
Turkey drippings = free

Stuffing:
Loaf of bread = $1.00
Celery = $1.00
Onions = $1.00
Butter = $1.00
Chicken Broth = $0.50

Mashed Potatoes:
Bag of potatoes = $2.50
Butter = $1.00

Beans and Carrots:
Carrots = $1.00
Beans = $1.00
Butter = $1.00

Dinner Rolls - $1.00

Pumpkin Pie:
Store bought = $4.00 or might be able to make one for less

Total = $28.75
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Wait until it's closer to Thanksgiving to purchase your turkey. The stores will offer special prices.

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Not really familiar with American shopping, but common sense would suggest that following this suggestion would increase your chance of not getting a turkey at all, since they will all be sold out.
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I bought our turkey on sale for .45 cents a pound. It was a little over 15lbs and cost me a little over $6.00! I thought it was a great deal! I will be feeding only 4.
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Our local Hy-Vee chain stores had a special this last week: buy a Hormel boneless ham (about 6.5 lbs for $19) and get a turkey (10-14 lbs) free. The meat counter will also slice that ham free of charge.

Needless to say, I've done that. Twice, as it happens.
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We have a chain of discount stores here called Grocery Outlet, of which I am becoming more and more fond.

The last couple of years they made their sale flyer be something very similar to what you suggest, they had a menu and the prices of the ingredients and the total, and recipes for each dish.

I thought it was very helpful and sensible that they did that, the total price was right around what you came up with.

Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are a good reason to keep a well stocked pantry year round, it cushions the blow of having to shop for special occasion food if you pick some up from time to time on sale or when you have a little extra money, then you don't have to go out and buy everything all at once that same week. Makes it easier to have guests anytime.
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How about starting your own tradition, step out of your controlled little box, and grill out hamburgers instead? Why is it that nobody wants to buck the fucking sick system anymore?
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Re: How to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings for 8 to 10 People for $30 with LEFTOVERS!
I listed this out to encourage those who have less money to work with this year to go ahead and provide a holiday family meal to the best of their ability anyway.

How to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings for 8 to 10 People for $30 with LEFTOVERS!

(The dinner would serve 10-12 people if at least 3 of the people were children)

The items on the menu are in bold type.

Savory Roast Turkey

(1 12-lb hen turkey @$0.89/lb roasted with an apple and an onion inside the bird) = $10.68

Delicious Toasted Stuffing with fresh onion and celery pieces

(Prepare stuffing outside the bird and toast in the oven: Stove top stuffing x 2 @ $1.00 ea + 1 bag dry Pepperidge farm stuffing @ $3 + 1 med onion @ $0.30 + 6 stalks of celery @ $0.35 + 1-14 oz can of chicken broth @ $0.60 + butter , 1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $6.54

Dinner rolls smothered in butter and topped with blackberry preserves

(2 Pillsbury crescent rolls @$1.50 ea) with butter (¼ lb @$2.29/lb; $0.57) and blackberry preserves (10 oz store brand @$2.49 ea) = $6.06

Yummy Turkey gravy

(Skim fat off Turkey drippings and add to Campbell’s Turkey Gravy 2-10.5 oz cans @$1.00 ea) = $2.00

Homemade Mashed potatoes

(8 lb of Russet potatoes @ $2.99 per 8 lb bag; $2.29) + a dash or two of milk and/or sour cream and butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $1.78

Green peas with carrots and butter

(2- 1 lb bags of frozen peas @ $0.95/lb) + butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $1.12

Candied yams with marshmallows

(1-40 oz can of yams in heavy syrup @$2.50 ea; place yams in reduced spiced syrup from can, dot with dark brown sugar (1/4 lb @ $1.19/lb; 0.$30) and butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29), top with mini marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are brown (1/2 of a 10.5 oz package @ $1.19/pkg; $0.59) = $3.68

Cranberry sauce with whole berries or jellied well chilled

(1-14 oz can @ $0.99 ea) = $0.99

Apple Passion Mango fruit punch

(2-64 oz bottles of Old Orchard brand juice @$2.25 ea; many varieties) = $4.50

Pumpkin pie topped generously with real whipped cream

(37 oz Sara Lee brand pumpkin pie @ $2.99 ea topped with Reddi-wip brand @$1.79 ea) = $4.78

NOTE: Using coupons to purchase nearly every food and drink item above and while these items are on sale is what reduces the price of this dinner from $50 to $30. All prices quoted above are “sale” prices (the cost of the foods when they are on special).

The prices above do not reflect the additional savings from using coupons.

Happy Thanksgiving a little early!
 Quoting: Biochemky


Thank you for posting this advice, and for thinking of those with less money. It might also be helpful if families could join together for the meal - everybody provide something so that no one family or cook has to do or pay for everything. Maybe a couple of families could do it together. We need to develop a more communal sense in this country, rugged individuals usually end up dead and being eaten by their pets.

A karma point for your kindness! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Wait until it's closer to Thanksgiving to purchase your turkey. The stores will offer special prices.

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Not really familiar with American shopping, but common sense would suggest that following this suggestion would increase your chance of not getting a turkey at all, since they will all be sold out.
 Quoting: Doubtless


I've never seen them all sold out, so no problem. We're going to a friend's house for Thanksgiving, so I haven't checked the prices this year.
The best way I've ever found to do turkey is to clean and dry it, brush it with melted real butter, and roast it unstuffed in my rotisserie. Lovely crispy brown skin that seals in all the juices. If I remember correctly it only takes two and a half hours for a 12 pound bird (I always have to doublecheck the instructions...lol). We actually get to eat on time.
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Me personally, I live in the military barracks. However I have 3 frozen dinners each with different thanksgiving stuff. costed me $9. :P

Oh, and some cranberry alcoholic drink which costed me like another $9. :P
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Hell, I do it for free...I take the kids to Mom's house...
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Thank you, OP! hf

I'll be cooking for between 6 and 10 this year. While I do the gravy, sweet potatoes, bread, and pie all from scratch, the kids LOVE stove top stuffing and green bean casserole made with all the unhealthy ingredients! Since it's only once or twice a year, I don't mind.

Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving this year, even our friends who don't celebrate Turkey-day! grouphug

edit: TY for the turkey roasting bag tip, Cootess. Gonna definitely try that this year! flower

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YUM - sounds like a good helping of High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG. Check the ingredients on all of that stuff.

Doing everything from scratch and organic this year
 Quoting: HappyDad 541606


We do everything from scratch and organic everyday. Homemade bread that has been cubed and dried for a few days in the oven (not turned on) makes the BEST stuffing!!
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YUM - sounds like a good helping of High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG. Check the ingredients on all of that stuff.

Doing everything from scratch and organic this year
 Quoting: HappyDad 541606


We do everything from scratch and organic everyday. Homemade bread that has been cubed and dried for a few days in the oven (not turned on) makes the BEST stuffing!!
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Get in the kitchen and CUBE THAT BREAD!
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Don't think we could get things as cheaply here. However, I could eliminate some of the things you are serving and could cut costs that way. Also, we make soup and tetrazinni with the turkey leftovers, which is at least four more meals (if not more) for a family.
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Another good turkey leftover is Turkey pot pie.
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Wait until it's closer to Thanksgiving to purchase your turkey. The stores will offer special prices.

Also, if you have a big family don't purchase a turkey less than 15 lbs. You have to figure 10 lbs of the turkey is going to be waste/bones. Butterball turkeys (more breast) will probably be the most expensive.

Buy a Reynolds Turkey Baking Bag. Makes the turkey incredibly moist and cuts the baking time in half or more and you won't have to baste the bird everyone half hour or so. I have used these Turkey Baking Bags for years and they do a really great job. The bag will hold a turkey up to 25 pounds.

Turkeys are going for $.89-$1.00/lbs. here in Colorado.

Op's thread has some very good ideas.

Bon Appetite, everyone.

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I waited for the after thanksgiving turkey sale last year and it never happened. They kept the price of the turkey constant up until a month ago when they raised the prices. It sucks.
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the first thing you gotta do is show off your new firearms

then you dig into that huge feast.....mmmmmmmmmmm
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Great post OP. We usually wait until they go on major sell (turkeys) last year we bought 8 total and they were 3 bucks each. (it's a last minute purchase but well worth it. We end up feeding well over 200 people throughout thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you prepare all year you can certainly have a wonderful spread for very cheap.

This year we froze about 8 bushels of butter beans and although they aren't the traditional green we will be using those.

Home made cranberry sauce

Home made rolls ( most people have all the ingredients at home already)

Mashed taters

Gravy (homemade)

The stuffing that I'm giving away this year is cornbread stuffing, I bought a bunch of jiffy mix cornbread on sale and will make that for the stuffing. Ours here will be the traditional I make every year. I make the broth out of the neck and gizzards from the turkey. Stuffing is super simple and cheap!

And a HUGE batch of Mac and cheese.

We probably won't have our meal on thanksgiving since we tend to be really busy with the other meals but I would rather spend my time doing that than packing on the pounds.


Most importantly, remember it isn't the spread you put out that determines your thankfulness.

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Hell, I do it for free...I take the kids to Mom's house...
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Brief is as bad as I am. I go to my sister's and she does all the cooking. lol!
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Hell, I do it for free...I take the kids to Mom's house...
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Brief is as bad as I am. I go to my sister's and she does all the cooking. lol!
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I do bring beer...and soft drinks for the kiddos ;)
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Me personally, I live in the military barracks. However I have 3 frozen dinners each with different thanksgiving stuff. costed me $9. :P

Oh, and some cranberry alcoholic drink which costed me like another $9. :P
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Where are you stationed? If you are anywhere near me, I'll invite you to a great thankgiving meal with entertaining conversation.
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I listed this out to encourage those who have less money to work with this year to go ahead and provide a holiday family meal to the best of their ability anyway.

How to Serve Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings for 8 to 10 People for $30 with LEFTOVERS!

(The dinner would serve 10-12 people if at least 3 of the people were children)

The items on the menu are in bold type.

Savory Roast Turkey

(1 12-lb hen turkey @$0.89/lb roasted with an apple and an onion inside the bird) = $10.68

Delicious Toasted Stuffing with fresh onion and celery pieces

(Prepare stuffing outside the bird and toast in the oven: Stove top stuffing x 2 @ $1.00 ea + 1 bag dry Pepperidge farm stuffing @ $3 + 1 med onion @ $0.30 + 6 stalks of celery @ $0.35 + 1-14 oz can of chicken broth @ $0.60 + butter , 1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $6.54

Dinner rolls smothered in butter and topped with blackberry preserves

(2 Pillsbury crescent rolls @$1.50 ea) with butter (¼ lb @$2.29/lb; $0.57) and blackberry preserves (10 oz store brand @$2.49 ea) = $6.06

Yummy Turkey gravy

(Skim fat off Turkey drippings and add to Campbell’s Turkey Gravy 2-10.5 oz cans @$1.00 ea) = $2.00

Homemade Mashed potatoes

(8 lb of Russet potatoes @ $2.99 per 8 lb bag; $2.29) + a dash or two of milk and/or sour cream and butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $1.78

Green peas with carrots and butter

(2- 1 lb bags of frozen peas @ $0.95/lb) + butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29) = $1.12

Candied yams with marshmallows

(1-40 oz can of yams in heavy syrup @$2.50 ea; place yams in reduced spiced syrup from can, dot with dark brown sugar (1/4 lb @ $1.19/lb; 0.$30) and butter (1/8 lb @ $2.29/lb; $0.29), top with mini marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are brown (1/2 of a 10.5 oz package @ $1.19/pkg; $0.59) = $3.68

Cranberry sauce with whole berries or jellied well chilled

(1-14 oz can @ $0.99 ea) = $0.99

Apple Passion Mango fruit punch

(2-64 oz bottles of Old Orchard brand juice @$2.25 ea; many varieties) = $4.50

Pumpkin pie topped generously with real whipped cream

(37 oz Sara Lee brand pumpkin pie @ $2.99 ea topped with Reddi-wip brand @$1.79 ea) = $4.78

NOTE: Using coupons to purchase nearly every food and drink item above and while these items are on sale is what reduces the price of this dinner from $50 to $30. All prices quoted above are “sale” prices (the cost of the foods when they are on special).

The prices above do not reflect the additional savings from using coupons.

Happy Thanksgiving a little early!
 Quoting: Biochemky


leave off the stove top stuffing and buy day old type breads on sale will save some money. Make the cranberry sauce because most brands have high fructose corn syrup. Make the pumpkin pie, that tiny little sara lee one will not serve 10 anybody. misfigured. have each family coming bring some of the meal. spread it around. Pot lucks are fun anyway. Make your own candied yams minus all that fructose for less to, for god' sake people, learn to cook.

and your math is wrong on the spuds, but at least you have them homemade. Scrub well and don't peel for maximum taste and nutrition. any sara lee pie for 2.29 even on sale is poison. You can make a really huge homeade pumpkin pie that will serve that many people with the large can of pumpkin, and normal size pie pans. You do own pie pans to MAKE pies, right?

Again let people bring some of that food. and you serve JUICE with all the other carbs in the meal why? Iced water would be better.

If you are using 2 cans of those AWFUL terrible canned yams,your math is off.

Also learn to make real gravy from the drippings of the bird, which is far better than the canned SHIT and only costs a bit of flour.

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