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Our Thanksgiving Menu with Grocery List/Savings

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Seems like every year our Thanksgiving plans change for some reason or another. This year, I am happy to host it at our house with My Mom and brother and sister. We will head to Mississippi to have Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwiches with Will’s family on Friday. I’m not some fancy cook, I don’t have tons of time or patience to spend in the kitchen and I hate recipes with more than a handful of ingredients. It always turns out great and stress-free. My kind of day. Will and I will be running the Turkey Trot on Thursday morning, and it’s a good thing because I am already salivating just while making my grocery list. I. Can’t. Wait. Here’s a glimpse of what our Thanksgiving eats look like.

Our Thanksgiving Menu:

Pimento Cheese Appetizer – As you have probably figured out by now, this is a staple in our house. You can find the recipe here.

7 Layer Salad – My Grandmother always made this anytime we would all get together. My Mom will make it this year. I will share the recipe with you guys soon.

Deviled Eggs – My Mom will make these too.

Ham – we will do Turkey with Will’s family on Friday, my family are more of Ham eaters, and we will cheat and get one from HoneyBaked Ham.

Stuffing and Gravy – I use this stuffing recipe.

Cranberry Sauce – Don’t judge, I use the can. oops.

Green Bean Casserole – I use the Classic Campbell’s Recipe.

Mashed Potatoes – We make these from scratch with red potatoes and lots of milk and butter and occasionally I will toss some Greek yogurt in there too when nobody is looking.

Sweet Potato Casserole – I will post my recipe tomorrow. Its so good and SO easy.

Corn – I’m a vegetable girl. I prefer vegetables over meat so I like to have to make all different kinds.

Sweet Peas – more veggies

Mac-n-Cheese – It’s for the kids, ya’ll. (maybe the husband, too)

Rolls – Sister Schubert’s all the way

Salted Caramel Brownie Dessert – Ya’ll know how much I love me some Mix and Match Mama. I’m becoming equally obsessed with her collaborative blog over at Everyday Cheer. She posted this recipe over there this week and I cannot wait to make it!

Strawberry Cake – also another staple in our house. You can get the recipe here.

Sweet Tea – it speaks for itself. Get in my belly!

As many of you know and most of you probably don’t, I’m a couponing nerd. I’m not so much of an “extreme couponer” where I only buy stuff that is on sale or free etc. I just make my list then search for coupons that match my list of things we need. I do get the paper every Sunday and clip from there, I use target.com coupons , the Target mobile app, the Shopkick app, The Target Cartwheel app and I often print from SmartSource and Coupons.com. And, I read TotallyTarget.com and TargetSavers.com like my little couponing bible.

I already had some things in the pantry that some of the recipes call for so here is my grocery list of things needed to make Thanksgiving a hit at the Parker house. I’m sure, as always, that I’ve left something off. Just another excuse to go to Target, right? 🙂

Thanksgiving Grocery List:

Eggs – 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Butter – 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Sea Salt – 20% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Cornflakes – 10% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Mini Marshmallows – 10% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

1 can c/o Chicken Soup – $1 off any 5 Campbell’s condensed soups manufactuer coupon + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

2 cans seasoned corn – $1 off Del Monte seasoned vegetables manufacturer coupon + 10% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

**4 cans green beans – .50 off any 4 Del Monte canned vegetables manufacturer coupon + 10% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

**4 cans of c/o Mushroom Soup – $1 off any 5 Campbell’s condensed soups manufactuer coupon + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

**(2) French’s French Fried Onions – .50 off Manufacturer coupon *use 2* + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

**I also stacked 2 Target web coupons of $1 off when you purchase all 3 of the above

(3) Block of cheese – $1.25 with purchase of 3 MP cheeses from target.com + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

bag red potatoes – 15% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Vanilla instant pudding mix

cool whip – 20% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

(2) brownie mixes – $1 off with purchase of 2 Pillsbury baking items + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

2 boxes of wheat thins – .75 off with purchase of 2 MP crackers from target.com + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

caramel topping

(3) cans of  gravy – .75 off with the purchase of 3 MP canned gravy Target coupon that I got at the store from a previous checkout + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

(2) Sister Schubert’s Rolls – .50 off manufacturer coupon *use 2*

mac-n-cheese – 10% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

cranberry sauce

chicken broth – 5 % off with Target’s Cartwheel app

celery and an onion -you could use $1 off fresh vegetable purchase coupon from Target mobile coupons but I’ve already used mine 😦

(3) Boxed stuffing mix – $1 off with purchase of 3 MP stuffing mixes Target coupon that I got from the store at a previous checkout + 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

(3) boxed Instant Potatoes – $1.25 with purchase of 3 MP instant potatoes Target coupon that I got from the store at a previous checkout + 10% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Non related Thanksgiving items that were purchased:

Black Beans

Tortillas – 10% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Truvia – – $1 off target web coupon stacked with .75 off manufacturer coupon

Spaghetti o’s – 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

Pancakes – 5% off with Target’s Cartwheel app

2 Colgate toothbrushes – $1 off Colgate oral care item (use 2) *These are marked down to .94 right now at Target so both toothbrushes will be free. Hello Stocking Stuffer*

{I also used the $10 off Food or beverage purchase of $50 or more Target mobile coupon and my Target Red Card for an extra 5% off my total purchase}

So…I went into the store with 4 things on my list that I didn’t have coupons for. Here’s how my total shaped up:

All Items total at checkout: $95.28

Item total after using all coupons and discounts: $55.73

Total Savings of: $39.55

A pretty successful shopping trip, if I do say so myself and it happened with all 3 kids in tow and no major meltdowns. SCORE!

What are some staples on your Thanksgiving menu? Do you share the day with Family or Friends, or both? Any secret or not so secret couponers out there like myself?

XOXO,

Paige

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