Thanksgiving Fixin’s Under $40


Shopping for Thanksgiving is fairly simple in our household. I only cook enough for Greg, Jayden, and I and I pack it up and freeze to have after we return from visiting family for a few days. We usually have most of the ingredients already since I cook from scratch. No need for stuffing mixes, canned goods (just pumpkin since I couldn’t find whole pumpkin), etc. So shopping for Thanksgiving is simple. This year, I made Turkey (which practically melted off the bone), yams, smothered cabbage, chicken pot pie (in place of dressing), and pumpkin cheesecake. I’ll make the potato salad when we return. With a budget of $40, Walmart challenge me to shop for our Thanksgiving meal. Easy peasy! Let’s take a look at my shopping list!

Thanksgiving Shopping List

Turkey – $10.29
Cabbage x 2- $3.54
Smoked Bacon – $2.98
Sweet Potatoes x4 – $4.98
Chicken Broth x2 – $5.36
Pumpkin Pie Mix x2 – $5.56
Cream Cheese x2 – $2.50
Chicken Tenders – $3.98 (Not pictured but featured in the video. I had to retake the photo and forgot them. DOH!)

For $39.19, I was able to get everything on my shopping list… right on the money!

Do you do much shopping for Thanksgiving dinner or do you generally have all of your ingredients on hand?

I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing this experience with you. All words are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.

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