Friday, November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving on Any Budget: Giving Thanks

 I wrote a post a few days ago about Thanksgiving on a $5 budget.  I am going to give ideas for other budgets all in one post.  Figure out what you can do and make it work for you.

So many of us will not be spending the holidays with loved ones.  There is a lot of heartache out there for family and friends that we have lost during the pandemic.  Every holiday, we have the chance to reflect upon our relationship with them and how they have blessed our lives.  They will always be a part of us, whether they are here or not.  How grateful I am that families are forever.  We will see our loved ones again.  This brings us such peace in these hard times.  

I am grateful for the health workers who work such long hours and many have given their lives to bless others.  My heart is full at this Thanksgiving time for the many blessings I have.  We have all had challenges that we have had to face, but it time they make us stronger.  I am grateful for each one of you and hope you know that the Spendwise Moms are here to help you if there is anything we can do.  

Sometimes living on a tight budget gets old pretty fast.  It is hard sometimes to remember your blessings when you are going through a hard time.  But, if we reflect and ponder, we always have something to be grateful for.  

So, regardless of how many people are coming or not coming this year, make your Thanksgiving a great day full of thanks and peace and gratitude.  

If you only have $5 to spend, look at our earlier post about the $5 Thanksgiving ideas.

If you have $10, consider the following:

Buy a turkey breast or a whole chicken if you can find one for about $6 or less. You may also be able to find a turkey breast tenderloin that would be super easy to cook for about that price.  It also tastes good.  If it were me, I think I would go with the tenderloin!  

To that, add potatoes for 99 cents, Stuffing for 82 cents, Some green beans, corn or carrots for 50 cents, and a couple of mini pies for 50 cents each at Walmart.  

That would be a pretty good meal for that price.

If you have $15 buy a small turkey on sale for $10 or less.  Add the above sides to it.  

If you have $20, you could buy a little bigger turkey or add ice cream or cool whip to your mini pies.  You could also make your own pie.  You could add cream of mushroom to your green beans and maybe even French fried onions or the onion salad topping at Walmart that costs about half of the price of the fried onions.  You could have a salad or jello.  You really have a lot more flexibility to make a great meal.  

Are you making a turkey for Thanksgiving?  

What is your favorite side dish or dessert to have at Thanksgiving?

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