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Grocery stores are coming out with estimates of how much it costs to buy an entire Thanksgiving dinner at their store and how long it takes to cook the big meal if you shop with them.
Save-A-Lot, a grocery chain in Southern California, says they can feed a family of four for $18, including dessert! The dinner includes a 10-pound turkey, green beans, stuffing, rolls, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and a Mrs. Smith’s pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Get a $5 off $25 coupon when you sign up for their email list.
BJ’s, an east cost warehouse club, claims you can make Thanksgiving dinner in 30 minutes for 30% less than when you shop at your local grocer, though specific prices were not mentioned. The 30-minute dinner does not include turkey, either. Blasphemy!
Many of the BJs dishes are pre-made, which is a huge time saver. The BJs 30-minute meal includes fresh bread, glazed carrots with cranberries, creamed spinach, butternut squash, garlic mashed potato, gravy, and apple pie. Get a free 60-Day BJ’s Trial Membership if you don’t want to pony up the $45 annual fee.
I’m in charge of desserts this year, a task I relish. I plan to make two pumpkin pies and one apple pie. I’d like to make more pies (key lime, chocolate cream, or berry), but I was told to leave room for other people’s desserts. Making the three pies will cost me less than $10.
How much do you plan to spend on Thanksgiving this year?