I wasn't going to do a Thanksgiving dinner this year, as my husband is not American, and we don't live in the US... but after deciding that, I realized that I actually had everything in the house that I would need to make a Thanksgiving dinner, so I figured- why on earth not?
Here's my menu, attempting to make our Thanksgiving dinner as frugal as possible:
Ground turkey and wild greens roll up. I made this last year for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was such a hit that I will be making it again, and this time, actually writing down the recipe so I can share it. I am cooking with ground turkey instead of making a whole turkey since whole turkeys are very difficult to get here, and ground turkey is not expensive.
Mushroom gravy. Easy as pie to make. Actually, much easier than pie- why do people say easy as pie when pie is far from easy?
Cornbread stuffing- made with homemade cornbread, carrots, celery, onion, and sage. Based on this recipe, but with a few changes.
Roasted potatoes. With rosemary.
Vegetarian succotash. I don't think I'll make this exact recipe- I think I'll use corn, green beans, zucchini, carrots, and onions instead....
Pumpkin pie. I still have to post the recipe that I will be using (it's been in my "Draft" folder for a while).
What are you serving for Thanksgiving? Is your focus on traditional foods, or on keeping it cheap?