This week was fabulous! We all joined together to share ideas on how to have a fun, frugal Thanksgiving. For those of you joining us late, the topics were:
Frugal Thanksgiving Desserts
Frugal and Fun Thanksgiving Craft/Decorating Ideas
Frugal and Fund Thanksgiving Family Traditions
Frugal Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Now I promised to pick my own personal favorite from each of the topics. This was really difficult, as there were many wonderful ideas. Yet choices had to be made-so here we go!
Frugal Thanksgiving Side Dishes: There were so many scrumptious sounding side dishes-including a couple for easy, make ahead or space saving crock pot dishes! But Lynn’s (of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures) recipe for Sweet Potato Spoon bread sounded so unusual, yet so in keeping with thanksgiving that I have to pick it as my favorite idea.
Frugal Thanksgiving Desserts: Again, the entire list of recipes just made me drool. Face it, dessert is the best part of many meals 🙂 But for some reason to me Modern Mommyhood’s Oatmeal Caramel Apple Pie just sounds like it would be to DIE for.
Frugal and Fun Thanksgiving Craft/Decorating Ideas: Debbie sent in a whole list of incredibly frugal and very beautiful sounding Thanksgiving decorating ideas. I’m going to have to try a few next year!
Frugal and Fund Thanksgiving Family Traditions: Although there were a couple of really nice ideas, I thought that Steph at Problem Solving Mom’s list of ideas for keeping the “Thankful” in Thanksgiving had something for everyone. Plus some of her readers had wonderful ideas in the comments as well
Frugal Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers: Now we didn’t get as many entries as I had hoped in this category. Maybe you will all hit your stride after Thanksgiving and add some more links. But out of the few I received, the post containing 5 different recipes over at Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom was my favorite. I had been hankering for a Turkey Tetrazzini recipe, and she has one. Plus the Creamy Turkey Pie and Turkey Strata all look wonderful.
Thanks to all who participated in the series-it was a lot of fun!
Now what do you all think-should I do a Christmas series, but at a bit slower rate, say one topic a week? Weigh in with your opinion in the comments!