(WTNH) — This Thanksgiving is unlike any other, and with so many people out of work, it may be hard to do a traditional meal.
News 8 is stretching your dollar with how you can still celebrate without all the extras.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow which means time is running out to make your plans.
If the cost of a feast for a small crowd is holding you back, Beth Dalbey with Patch suggests considering sticking with just a few staples and doing away with the extras to save money..
“Just think about redoing or deviating from the classics. You don’t have to buy a 22-pound turkey. Think about a leg or a breast or just skip the turkey altogether.”
Choose your meal based on foods that are in season right now and less expensive at the store — like winter squash, pumpkin, carrots and sweet potato.
Another idea to save: Cook your favorite sides and do a swap with neighbors with families. Put them in individual containers and leave your contributions at a distance for one another.
Or, skip the traditional feast altogether. Try another recipe you’ve been considering to make the day special…