Thanksgiving on the cheap

This will be the first Thanksgiving dinner I make that a) doesn’t take me three days to prepare and b) doesn’t cost me half a paycheck! I’m equal parts excited and disappointed that I just wasn’t up for a big production this year.

I’m breaking my golden rule and cutting the corner; I’m not making anything from scratch. Here’s my list for this year:

2 organic whole wheat pie crusts $4.89

2 cans organic pumpkin $5

Organic pumpkin pie spice $3.50

Sweetened condensed milk $2.49

All natural turkey breasts $8

Organic bagged stuffing $6 (for two!)

Two 16oz boxes organic cranberry sauce $6

Few lbs of sweet potatoes (just gonna mash ‘em and sprinkle ‘em with cinnamon) $4

Finally, Adrien’s making a macaroni and cheese casserole, but since that’s pretty much his baby, I didn’t price that.

Now THAT’S how you do Thanksgiving! Super inexpensive (just under $40, in fact) and it’ll be super tasty.

Happy Thanksgiving, bloggie friends!

Sick Days

Four days before Thanksgiving and nearing the end of the year when I’ve used most of my sick/personal days at work, OF COURSE I’m feeling super sick to my stomach. Like, wake-you-up-out-of-a-dead-sleep-feeling-like-your-steak-dinner-is-about-to-make-a-reappearance kind of sick. Awful, although luckily it did not.

I still felt under the weather this morning and have been sitting with my BFF Pomegranate and my other sometimes friend, Ginger Tea. Poms for the super dose of vitamin C and antioxidants and ginger tea to keep my tummy calm.

I’m totally bummed that I’m missing yoga tomorrow, too. :-/ Boo!