Moms from across the country share their tips on how they save money creating a Thanksgiving meal the whole family will remember. (This video contains some content created in association with an advertiser.)
Mercedes from commonsensewithmoney.com tells us that Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be complete without sweet potatoes. Mercedes uses canned sweet potatoes to save money and time, and she's sharing her quick and clever recipe. The simple ingredients are two 32 oz cans of yams, 1/2 cup packed of brown sugar and one bag of marshmallows. After you open the cans of sweet potatoes, drain the juice inside them on a small sauce pan. To this juice add the half a coup of brown sugar. Bring to a boil while stirring and then simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir frequently. Pour the cans of sweet potatoes inside your favorite casserole dish. Pour the syrup that has been simmering for 30 minutes over them. Separately cut marshmallows lengthwise in half. Then cover the casserole dish with them and put in the oven to bake for 25 minutes on a preheated oven at 350 F.
Lynnae from freelancehomeschoolmom.com knows how to get more for her family and stretch her dollar when it comes to shopping for the Thanksgiving turkey. Lynnae says she buys a turkey at Walmart that's just a little more than she needs to feed her family, because for a few extra dollars, she has at least one extra meal that will feed her whole family. As a tradition, she bakes her turkey in a roasting bag because she says it keeps the turkey moist, and always delicious.
Tara from dealseekingmom.com finishes her Thanksgiving meal with pumpki pie, making it homemade for generations. Tara says she can make two pies for what she'd spend on just one from the store. Check out her blog for the exact recipe that's been passed down form her mother, a tradition that she hopes her kids will carry on with their families too.