How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner on a Budget

Here are some great ways you can save this year while still enjoying your favorite dishes.

Plan, plan, plan!

Planning side items might not seem as essential at first glance, but preparing them beforehand has many benefits!

Make a list of the ingredients that you need

You’ll want to include the basics, of course: turkey and mashed potatoes. But there is no reason you can’t substitute cheese and crackers for shrimp cocktail or change up some hors d’oeuvres

Stock up on supplies before thanksgiving

This might sound like an obvious tip, but it is important that you have everything you need for your big feast–especially if your family has special needs or a certain diet.

Canned goods are a  frugal cook's best friend

They contain plenty of flavor with fewer steps, making them ideal for family meals. Make Thanksgiving dinner even more delicious by adding some great canned goods into your recipes.

Make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck

Check sales flyers and clip coupons in order to maximize deals on basic ingredients (canned goods, frozen veggies, etc). Purchasing products in bulk is also an easy way to save money, thanks to mass-production and larger quantities

We’ve talked about how to save money on Thanksgiving dinner and now it’s time for you to share your ideas.