Links for an Easy and Frugal Thanksgiving Dinner

thanksgiving table settingWe don’t celebrate Thanksgiving much in my part of the world, but I collected some links for the readers who do.

First of all, check out my guest post, Be Thankful, Not Wasteful this Thanksgiving, at the Wasted Food blog.

Here is more Thanksgiving reading:

Pioneer Woman’s Menu

Family Savings for Thanksgiving (Parent Squad)

Ten Tactics for a Cheaper (and Saner) Thanksgiving Dinner (The Simple Dollar)

Tofu-Free Vegetarian Main Dish (Blue Kitchen)

Thanksgiving Recipes I (Cheap Healthy Good)

Five Creative, Simple Ideas for Leftover Turkey (Wise Bread)

Allergen-Free Pumpkin Pie (Heart of Cooking)

Thirteen Tips to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving (Record on Line)

Consider a Lighter Thanksgiving Menu (Epicurious)

Make Safe Cooking a Priority this Thanksgiving (News Chief)

Enjoy and happy cooking!

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  1. This is actually going to be my first Thanksgiving dinner with turkey since about 1994, so I’m pretty excited–all the Thanksgivings at my dad’s were not kosher so I tended to bring my own stuff…since getting married we usually brought cold poached salmon, a pasta or quinoa salad, and a cold green bean dish (plus a pie that I’d make and serve, with paranoia, to everyone). An ok dinner, but doesn’t scream Thanksgiving.

    This year turkey and stuffing and gravy with the in-laws (MIL, FIL, SIL, BIL). And kids are skipping school Friday for a tiyul.

  2. Kate, that’s pretty funny. I’m actually attending one too.