Holiday Recipes for Pennies
Thanksgiving Dinner for Ten Just $21.80 (In California!)
It’s all about where you shop!
Let's start with Holiday recipes for turkey day!
15 pound Frozen Jenny-O Turkey- $5.85 (.39 cents per pound!)
10 pound bag Russet potatoes-.98 cents
2-cans Jellied Cranberry sauce-$2.00
2-cans Whole Kernel corn-$1.00
1- Large Yam-$1.00
1- jar marshmallow cream or marshmallows-.99 cents
1- can frozen lemonade-.99 cents
1- 3 liter Strawberry soda-.99 cents
Pumpkin Pie and Dinner Rolls made from the following ingredients;
1 Fresh pumpkin-Given to me for Free from www.freecycle.org member
Allspice or pumpkin pie spice-$99. cents
Don't you just love the Holidays!
Holiday recipes are my favorite! I have a few traditional dishes that I always make for Christmas and Thanksgiving. But I spend hours looking for new flavors to combine or different ways to cook a turkey or glaze a ham.
You should see me when I go on my New Years Eve and Superbowl Sunday menu hunt, you'd think the President was coming! And if he were to stop by, I'd make sure to serve these tasty little morsels for the First Lady...we won't tell her they cost just 9 cents each. We'll just mention they're low-fat... and she can eat two!
Instant friends, right?!
What? It could happen.
Oh, go make your cupcakes.
Here, take this recipe with you.
Decadent Cupcakes - $2.03
1 box Chocolate cake mix-never pay more than 99 cents for this
3 egg whites-27 cents (use the egg yolks to make lemon bars!)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce-32 cents
1/2 cup semi-sweet mini-chocolate chips-45 cents
Preheat oven at 350°. Line muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until moistened.Beat on high for two minutes. Spoon into muffin pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or just until toothpick comes out clean.
Divide chocolate chips among cupcake tops and allow to melt. About 2 minutes. Gently spread chocolate to cover cupcake top. Serves 24.
1 square semi-sweet chocolate
¼ cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups hot coffee
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Add sugar, salt and boiling water. Stir for about five minutes. Pour in milk and cream. Do not let it boil. Add vanilla and hot coffee.
For a cold drink, add a pint of vanilla ice cream. Mix in large bowl with electric mixer. Top with whipped cream. Offer candy canes or chocolate spoons to stir.
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