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Despite rising prices of ingredients, you can still enjoy Thanksgiving without breaking the bank. This year, a number of food economists suggest using a potluck approach to a Thanksgiving dinner to save money.
A Thanksgiving potluck can save money because guests will not have to buy every dish. Instead, they can bring one of their favorite holiday dishes. And since guests are not required to make everything, it is less work for the host.
Another way to save money on Thanksgiving is to make your meal smaller. Instead of the traditional turkey and all the sides, you can serve a smaller turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and some fruit.
Another great idea is to serve a dessert that is not traditional on Thanksgiving. For example, a pumpkin and pecan cheesecake is a great alternative to a traditional pumpkin pie. Another idea is to serve a tart made from different fruit. You can use sweet potatoes instead of apples.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate your community and give thanks for all that you have. It is also a time to spend time with family and friends. A potluck is a great way to do that.
A Thanksgiving potluck can also be a fun event to bring employees together. For example, at your office, you can ask employees to contribute a dish to your Thanksgiving meal. You can create a sign-up sheet that lets guests know what they need to bring. This will help prevent guests from bringing the same dish twice.
A Thanksgiving potluck is also incredibly easy to make. You can create a spreadsheet with suggested sides and desserts. You can ask guests to bring their favorite holiday dishes and share them with the whole family.