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Eat Well, Spend Less: Thanksgiving and Holiday Feasting Wrap-Up

November 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Frugality

It’s so easy to be a penny-pincher all year long and then blow it by overdoing it at the holidays, isn’t it? I tend to rationalize that “it’s a special occasion” and it warrants spending a little money. However, if you’re really smart (or really on a tight budget), you can find ways to make sure holiday gatherings are also frugal and a great opportunity to Eat Well, Spend Less.


The ladies on the EWSL team have come up with some great ideas this month for your frugal, unstressful, and delicious celebrations.

Tips for a Homemade Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dinner: from Tammy’s Recipes

Oh, my heavens, I clicked on so  many recipes while reading this post! If you need any ideas for fresh cranberries, check this out. Of course, Tammy also has great tips for not being all stressed out preparing food the day of the party when you’re supposed to be spending time with family.

Allergen-free Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner: from Life Your Way 

9 cute options for dairy-free and gluten-free Thanksgiving traditions, including gravy and crustless pumpkin pie.

Setting an Elegant Table on the Cheap: from Denver Bargains

Carrie is a master at saving money, and her goal in this article is to help you set a beautiful table without having to create a separate decorating budget. Great tips!

10 Recipes to Make the Most of Turkey Leftovers: from Kingdom First Mom

From the simple (turkey tacos) to the elegant (lasagna roll-ups), Amy and Alyssa have great ideas so you don’t waste food OR get sick of turkey, turkey, turkey.

Frugal Holiday Desserts: from Food for my Family

Good Heavens, Shaina’s photos always make me drool. She makes good points about desserts sometimes being the most expensive part of the meal. If you need pumpkin dessert ideas, visit her.

Recipes for Leftover Turkey: Reducing Thanksgiving Waste: from Good Life Eats

Including how to freeze/store turkey and recipes for turkey and cranberry leftovers.

Tips for a Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner: from Life as Mom

5 tips so you don’t blow your budget on a big dinner; Jessica always has the most practical advice.

One Turkey, Four Meals: from Simple Bites

How to roast that turkey and then oh, my – four ideas for serving that get progressively easier as your energy wanes….great stuff!

And mine was hardly about food at all: Do Your Holidays Focus on Food, Family…or Fighting?

Enjoy the series, and you can see all previous Eat Well, Spend Less series entries. Thanks!

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I embrace butter. I make homemade yogurt. I eat traditional real food – plants and animals that God created, not products of plants where food scientists work. Here at Kitchen Stewardship, I share how I strive to be a good steward of my family's nutrition, the environment, and our budget, all without spending every second in the kitchen. Learn more about the mission of KS here.

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