Happy Monday! So, I had a goal this weekend of getting a few posts done in advance that way I could focus on the holidays. That unfortunately did not happen as I ended up getting sick on Saturday evening and it lasted until Sunday evening (not bad, I know). I had a sore throat, fever and headache. Gah – to me there is nothing worse than a sore throat!!! I would much rather be throwing up than have a throat ache. Anyone else with me on that?!
Anyways, yesterday evening after I was feeling better we headed to Walmart to purchase our ingredients for Thanksgiving. I thought it would be interesting to share what we’re making and how much we spent.
Normally, we spend Thanksgiving with family friends about two hours north of Phoenix. Since we moved to North Carolina this summer, this will be our first year hosting Thanksgiving. It’s just us four, but we decided to go all-out and cook all the delicious classics.
Since we had to buy all the food, we spent about 10 times more than normal, haha. Usually I bring a dessert and an appetizer which costs about $20 max.
We bought our 20-lb turkey from Publix for $12ish. I know – 20 lbs for four people (two of which probably won’t eat it)??! I am just as concerned, but my husband insisted. He says half of that is guts and bones, but I think he just wants to have a lot of leftovers.
At Walmart, we spent $97, but subtract $30 in items not related to our meal (ornaments, holiday socks and other very necessary items haha). Total we spent $67 + $12 for a grand total of $79.
We’re making a turkey with The Pioneer’s Woman’s brine, mashed Gold Yukon potatoes, sweet potato casserole w/ mini marshmallows, green bean casserole, stuffing, bread with homemade spinach and artichoke dip (my husband’s specialty) and pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust for dessert. Yum.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year or bringing a dish? How much do you typically spend for the holiday? I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🙂