Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu & Shopping Trip

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An easy way to cut down on Holiday stress is to start planning now. You will save yourself time and money by doing a little planning. Thanksgiving will be here before you know. Start thinking about your menu and start shopping for ingredients.

Here are some tips:

  • Get all of the recipes you will be using in order.
  • Write a list of ingredients you will need to buy. Some ingredients will be called for in several recipes (like butter and sour cream). Make sure to note the total quantity you will need for all recipes.
  • If you are cooking for more days than just Thanksgiving, plan menu items that can be made over the next day. For example, Wednesday night we will have baked potatoes and cold cuts. The leftover potatoes and cold cuts will be made into appetizers for Thanksgiving day.
  • Use your slow cooker since your oven will be packed. Plan some menu items that can be cooked in a crockpot or ahead of time. I make a sweet potato custard in the crockpot.
  • Shop early if you can. The stores will be overcrowded as we get closer!

What are your tips for reducing Thanksgiving planning stress?

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    • Madame Deals says

      Okay Leslie, I did a little research and asked the readers! I honestly never buy whole turkeys! I am not the one in charge of that for Thanksgiving! Anyways, it looks like for a frozen turkey you can get them between $0.29-$0.49 per pound right now. Some stores may require a minimum purchase.

      I hope that helps!



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