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Old 11-19-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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20 dollar thangsgiving dinner...take the challenge...

Ok.....you got 30 bucks to spend to feed 6. What do you make?

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Old 11-19-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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Turkey piccata with mashed potatoes.
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Old 11-19-2004, 08:51 PM   #4
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15 lb. Turkey -- $5.00
10 lb bag of potatoes -- $2.50 (revised from $5 on 11/20)
1 bag of Cranberries -- $2.00
Pumpkin Pie -- $4.00

That's $13.50, thus far.

Spend the rest on fresh veggies, cream for the pie, stuffing/dressing, etc. You can buy fewer potatoes, so that should cut back a bit. You could even buy a smaller turkey, so that should save you even more.

You can easily do a good Thanksgiving dinner for under $20.
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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yeah.. what psi said
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:31 PM   #6
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Get 6 Swanson Turkey TV dinners and spend the rest on soda and booze.
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:37 PM   #7
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roflmao deb i like your thinking !!!
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:53 PM   #8
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15 lb. Turkey -- $5.00
10 lb bag of potatoes -- $5.00
1 bag of Cranberries -- $2.00
Pumpkin Pie -- $4.00

That's $16.00, thus far.

Spend the rest on fresh veggies, cream for the pie, stuffing/dressing, etc. You can buy fewer potatoes, so that should cut back a bit. You could even buy a smaller turkey, so that should save you even more.

You can easily do a good Thanksgiving dinner for under $20.
15lb. turkey for $5.00?
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ok, is it $20 or $30?????

But whatever it is - you can find a turkey for .29 cents per pound - they are everywhere - so you may spend $3.00.

Buy about 4 potatoes (large), 2 bags of dried stuffing mix, a bunch of celery, 1 large onion. If you have some horseradish already add some to the mashed potatoes or just make the standard. Buy a jar of gravy - they really aren't that bad.

For a cranberry relish get 1 can of whole cranberries, 1 Granny Smith apple, 1 small bag of walnuts (chop them in big pieces) - mix all - if you have a little orange juice add it if you don't, don't worry about it.

a small carton of cream for the potatoes (you probably already have some butter, salt, etc.).

a Broccoli casserole, which is posted here called Grandma's Broccolil Casserole, if not I'll give it to you - and a box of plain sweet corn.

Buy a pumpkin pie. I didn't do the math but this has to be less than $30.00.

If you don't want to do the cranberry relish you can slice a whole white onion and caramalize it with some sugar and a very small tad of balsamic vinegar - makes a nice condiment for the turkey.
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Old 11-20-2004, 04:55 AM   #10
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Elf,

You can plan my meals anytime. Better yet, you can do my shopping. :)
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