Big Bird, Small Price Thanksgiving

Make a feast for just $10 a head with this budget Thanksgiving menu!
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Make a feast for just $10 a head with this budget Thanksgiving menu!
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Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

Toasted Cornbread, Bacon and Chestnut Stuffing

Autumn Greens and Apple Salad

Chive Mashed Potatoes

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

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3-DAY PREP TIMELINE

shaved apple salad

3 Days Before

Clean out the fridge to make room for the ingredients.

Place the turkey on a tray in the refrigerator to thaw (if frozen).

Bake, toast and soak cornbread for the stuffing.

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2 Days Before

Make the salad dressing and toast the pumpkin seeds.

Prepare the Toasted Cornbread, Bacon and Chestnut Stuffing and bake up to the last 15 minutes.

Measure out ingredients for the turkey and gravy and place together.

pilaf

1 Day Before

Set the table and put out serving platters, bowls and utensils.

Bake and refrigerate the Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake.

Make and refrigerate the filling and frosting for the Caramel Apple Layer Cake.

Last Minute

whipped potatoes

Assemble and frost the Caramel Apple Layer Cake.

Cook the Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy, Toasted Cornbread, Bacon and Chestnut Stuffing and Chive Mashed Potatoes.

Dig in!

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