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What’s in my $100 Thanksgiving Grocery Haul

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Check out my YouTube video to shop with me for our holiday meal.

This video was a collaboration with an amazing Mom blogger/vlogger Takisha Nesbitt from Everyday Nesbitt! Go check out her beautiful family as they get ready for Thanksgiving in their gorgeous new home! Watch her video and give her some love!

To save money this holiday season, I decided to keep my grocery shopping to a minimum for our Thanksgiving meal. Since my mother is going to spend the holiday with my step-father’s family, dinner will just be the three of us. (We were invited to my step-father’s family, but they live about 45 minutes away, and T has to work, so we would be super late to dinner.)

I started by “shopping” in my cabinets first. I am grateful my mother was able to bring over potatoes, onions, and carrots to help make this meal complete. Also, Hubby’s job gifted us a ham, which made ALL the difference in our bottom line because these meats are expensive!

Now, for the fun part: we went shopping! We started at Costco, then finished up at Wegman’s. And of course I had to make a Target run.

The winner of this holiday meal shopping was finding this “ready to cook” turkey dinner at Costco. For less than $30, it came with:

  • Turkey breast
  • Green beans
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry sauce

Really, that could have been a perfect meal all by itself, but we also added the ham from hubby’s job, candied yams, and croissants.

For dessert, I ordered a homemade cheesecake from a friend of mine, and I picked up an apple pie while I was at Costco.

My grand total came to about $98!

  • Costco: 42.64
  • Wegmans: 26.22
  • Homemade Cheesecake: 25
  • Target: 3.49
  • Total: $97.35

And I will be able to make brunch on Thanksgiving morning with TJ, and then prepare a huge family feast for dinner, with plenty of food for leftovers!

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year?

Steph Thorne



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