4 Tips for a budget friendly thanksgiving.
The holidays are a wonderful time of year, the fall season kicks in and we get to spend time with my three favorite F’s: Friends, Family, and Food. For many of us though especially those hosting thanksgiving, it can also be expensive and stressful. Here are some quick tips to help you host thanksgiving on a budget.
1.) Say YES! – People always offer to help out their hosts, take them up on this offer, it will save you time and money to have people pick things up and bring over food.
2.) Potluck – Maybe not full pot luck but we all have those folks in our social circle that make a killer app or dip, ask them to bring some over this is a great way to share new foods with people and save on the budget.
3.) Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance – Take the time to confirm your group, make the right amount of food for the attendees and plan those items out beforehand. The make them from scratch. Scratch made items are more often than not cheaper and better than prepared ones.
4.) Take it easy on the booze, or better yet have your attendees bring some with them to share.
Relying on friends and planning ahead are the two biggest takeaways for us when it comes to hosting this years' thanksgiving on a budget. We also really like this piece from Epicurios that contains a whole menu and some specific tips for on cooking a high class meal on a budget.
One last mental health tip, given the long election we have had this year, dodge the politics discussion with crazy uncle Larry.