With a houseful of people about to envelope your cooking skills, are you ready to embrace the challenge? Have you considered the undertaking of having multiple sets of families in your home and the time that it will take to prepare everything including the house? I often get so into one part of the task, I often forget the work does not end with just cleaning, but rather the cooking and the aftermath. Holidays are what the kids remember, what adults cherish and where memories are made, so how do you slide into the holidays, craft success with preparation on every front? Sometimes that is easier said than done. Are there things you have to have each holiday that are part of your tradition? Maybe there are speical foods that you craft year after year or maybe there are traditional recipes and decor that are placed out to commence the holiday. Lavishly live the holidays out loud, without gobbling up your holiday, yet preparing your home for the Thanksgiving!
As I was talking to a few moms the other day, they were mentioning the cost of Thanksgiving and the jilt that it can have on their budgets. One mom mentioned that year after year they have the party at their house and it is not only the time to pick up and the time cleaning afterwards that rocks her world, but the expense in the food and snacks. She said that she wishes someone else in the family would take the holiday over because she is sick of paying for it. This family hosts over 24 people at their home and as she told me she is well into $500+ just on the basics and that is not even her alcohol bill. Her frustration was resonated within the rest of the mothers and then of course I chimed in with my two cents.
Gobble Up The Holiday
The difference in spending and over-spending on Thanksgiving is the difference between starting off with a bad December budget or cutting back, at least that is what I have been told. Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal can cost hundreds of dollars, because Turkey is not cheap or is it?
Gobble Up Great Deals
All the side-dishes, snacks, breads and desserts come with a price tag as well, so your food cost for the month might be a bit inflated. Where you shop is going to make a difference and if you are seeking a good mix of both brand name products as well as store brand products to create your meal, you don’t go to the trendiest store on the block and hope to stay under budget, rather you want to actually shop at a store that offers name brand and store brand essentials that put the Happy into Happy Thanksgiving by keeping the costs low and the quality high. Your shopping for this will lead you to stores known as: Bottom Dollar Food and their mascot, the Piggy is singing Hallelujah because the focus for this holiday is all about the Gobble Gobble and not the Oink Oink, LOL!
Let’s talk turkey —
Take a look at these ButterBall turkey’s and the cost is insanely low, only .87 per pound, this is amazing! This means that when all the food is done being eaten, and all those leftovers are dished out, what is left in your fridge is .87 a pound to serve for sandwiches in lunches, compared to that $6 plus deli meats that hardly taste as good. Look at that savings.
Speaking of sandwiches, don’t forget to grab the condiments for the next day and day after sandwiches, because this is the meal that makes gluttony a non-sin right?
What else is on your list for the holidays? Mine includes a ton of both brand and non brand items, take a look into my cart and see what I have found. My menu includes everything from turkey to pumpkin cheesecake and appetizers. Look at our cart overflowing with all the goods, as I just can’t help myself because the prices are great. Frozen veggies, chips, tissues for the bathrooms, broth, potatoes, gravy and everything in between.
Baking is an expensive sport, yes I call it a sport because I get all heated up, so that makes it a sport! When you look at all the national brands that are offered at Bottom Dollar Food, you actually will find that the ‘sport’ becomes affordable because the prices are more than fair. Take a look at the items I found from Pumpkin to brownies and everything in between, including national brands at kicking prices.
There is everything that I need at one low price and I know that I can shop and get the lowest possible prices.
The only thing that you need to worry about with prices at bay is getting out and getting what you need. Other challenges that might have once been less than lavish, such as cost won’t block you or take the Gobble out of your day any longer. Load that cart, get those pushing shoes on and fill up for less. Lavishly live the holiday of cook and stuff and shop to reap the savings on brand and store brand items and enjoy that turkey day! Gobble Gobble.