I enjoy hosting Thanksgiving, but it can be taxing-especially on my wallet. Thanksgiving is all about abundance, and I want to keep it that way-without breaking the bank. So I've carefully selected my menu this year to include Thanksgiving recipes that are affordable and delicious.
My rules for selecting the recipes were simple: I kept my main dish (the turkey) to under $3 per serving. For side dishes and desserts, I kept them at $1.50 or below. My entire meal is going to please my palate and, at less than $7 per serving, keep my wallet happy too. Now that's something to be thankful for.
Here's my menu:
Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole ($1.42 per serving) Fancy up regular mashed potatoes with a layer of mushroom duxelle-a sauté of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots. We omitted the traditional butter in the duxelle and added chard for a nutritional boost. Serve this hearty side in place of mashed potatoes at any holiday feast or enjoy it as a vegetarian mainRead More »from A full Thanksgiving spread for less than $7 per person