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My husband and I spent some time today putting the finishing touches on our Thanksgiving menu. This year will be small and intimate. I’m getting close to being “done” so we’re not traveling too far away from home this year. It’s important to me that we have traditional Thanksgiving courses like turkey, stuffing, cranberries and potatoes (which is exactly what we’re having).
If you have a large family, you know how menu items can add up when shopping for your Thanksgiving meal. I recently heard that you could purchase the foods necessary to feed a family of eight this Thanksgiving for $20 at Walmart and I had to a. check it out to make sure it was legit and b. share it with all of you!
So what does this Thanksgiving meal consist of? (I wanted to know so I figure you do too!)
- One 12-pound Grade A turkey*
- Three 11 to 15.5-ounce cans Green Giant vegetables
- Two 14-ounce cans Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
- Three 6-ounce boxes of Stove Top stuffing
- One 5-pound bag of red potatoes
- One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
- One 22-ounce pumpkin roll cake
Now because I’m always honest with you, I have to say that this is a great deal if you eat any or all of the above items. Personally, I would eat *most* of the items above, but I would prefer whole wheat dinner rolls over white, a salad, and a pumpkin pie over the cake. My dad’s rice pilaf is also a requirement! So perhaps my final bill would be a little over $20, but it’s still a fabulous deal.
I don’t know about you, but we’re always on the watch for ways we can save, without compromising. Walmart wants to make sure that you and I have the opportunity to enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal at a price we can all afford. I particularly appreciate the fact that the foods on the menu are healthy and traditional. I highly recommend checking out Walmart’s Holiday Meals site for recipe ideas. Food Network star Melissa d’Arabian offers tasty variations on traditional holiday dishes using ingredients found in Walmart’s Thanksgiving Basket. The Herb & Garlic-Scented Turkey and Creamy Smashed Potatoes sound delicious!
Win It! The price is so phenomenal that two of you will win $30 gift cards to Walmart to use for your Thanksgiving Meal (and you’ll have an extra $10 to use as you wish!). Simply leave me a comment with a tip on how you save time or how you save money on your Thanksgiving Meal (I so enjoy reading your tips, by the way). Comments will close on December 7, 2009 at 10 PM PST.
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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Walmart. In addition, I received a Walmart gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate and two to offer as a giveaway.”