A cheap Thanksgiving when you can’t go home
Don and I aren’t going to make it back home for Thanksgiving because he’s working over the holiday (he works in retail), so we weren’t planning to do anything special. I was thinking about making chicken fried steak since we have everything we need, but now, I think I’m going to make my own Thanksgiving.
- Cooked rotisserie chicken – $5.99
- Kraft Stove Top stuffing mix – $1.99
- Green beans – $0.25 a can
- Kraft macaroni and cheese – $0.25 a box
- Cranberry sauce – $0.89 a can
- Pumpkin pie mix – $1.99
My local grocery store has cooked rotisserie chickens, which is what I’m going to use, but you can over-roast a small, inexpensive turkey or chicken, which can be about $5 if you pay attention. Most of this stuff doesn’t require a whole lot of work, and can be a nice substitute for a great home-cooked Thanksgiving. While Kraft mac and cheese doesn’t even come close to Grandma’s, it’ll be better than cold pizza.