It’s the day before Thanksgiving. The turkey is thawing in the fridge, the pies are baking in the oven, the buns are rising on the counter. Your kitchen is a certified disaster zone and your brain is fried. Does this sound like you?
Thanksgiving is one of the harder days to handle when you are low on cash and low on patience. There are only about a million things to cook and on top of all that you have to get the house cleaned and organized, and if you are having overnight company, clean the guest room and get ready for them. It’s just a headache really.
Since I’ve been married we have celebrated Thanksgiving a little differently. Now, instead of one of us making the whole meal each of us brings part of the meal. (Yes, I’m always asked to bring the stuffing, apparently I make the best, would you like my recipe?) One of us hosts it at our house(in the last 3 Thanksgivings we’ve had one at my parents, one at my house, and this year will be at Granny’s house)
When you do it this one there isn’t one of us that has to take all the stress and the expense of the big day. We all have to only purchase a few things and that keeps our budget down. Plus each of us has our area of expertise.
So I’m not saying that you should skip Thanksgiving, not at all! But I do think there are alternatives out there that can make the day less stressful and easier on your pocketbooks.
What do you do for Thanksgiving? Any money saving tips and ideas for the rest of the readers?