Originally Posted by amber
15lb. turkey for $5.00?
OK. I lied. $4.77 each for 12 lb. to under 16 lb. turkey. I'm sure it's cheaper in other areas of the country. I live in a "resort" area, so prices tend to be higher here.
I just had an early Thanskgiving dinner two nights ago and I'm pretty sure I did it for around $15. This included a 14.83 lb turkey, a little 4 serving frozen $3.00 Pepperige Farm cake (too lazy to bake a pumpkin pie), peas & pearl onions, stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, and 4 baked potatoes.
It was a very satisfying meal that probably took about 2 hours (not including time between brining, roasting, etc.) of easy work to prepare.
Every year I do this, I find that it gets less stressful. I do two Thanksgivings. One a week ahead for those who will be gone on the actual holiday and usually go to a couple of homes for the actual Thanksgiving. Sometimes, I end up at three different homes (lunch, late lunch, & dinner).