In this issue: Thanksgiving Tips and Savings

How do you stretch your budget, while making the most of your Thanksgiving feast?


Tip #1 from Teri in Omaha, NE

After dinner, I boil the turkey bones for about an hour. After the bones cool down, I pick the meat off of them. Then I put the turkey meat, the stuffing and left over gravy with some carrots in the crock pot and add some of the water I used to boil the turkey and let it cook for 8 hours. I add noodles just before football starts the following day, and we have soup for a day of football.

Tip #2 from Julie in Elkin, NC

First, don't carve your Halloween pumpkin. Paint it with food safe paint. By the time Thanksgiving comes around, you can use your Halloween pumpkins to make pies, cakes, candies and toasted seeds.

Tip #3 from Teresa in Boothwyn, PA

It's hard. My husband and I offer our home every year, and we have a buffet style dinner. Everyone brings a dish, or a dessert. It saves a lot of money and time. Plus, it's a great way to bring family and friends together during the holidays.

Tip #4 from Marlene in Brook Park, OH

Coupons, coupons, coupons! I use every coupon I can get. I even have enough food, from using my coupons from the Internet, to feed the hungry. It makes me feel good to help others in a time of need.

Editor's Picks: Thanksgiving

A side dish can easily become the star of your dinner. Here are a couple of tasty recipes that compete for the spotlight.

Homemade Cranberry Applesauce


Blueberry-Orange Bread

Blueberries and bran star in a quick-and-easy loaf that's a cousin to banana bread. This bread is sure to become an instant family favorite.


Pick the Best of the Bird

If you have a small family, buy only turkey breasts to reduce leftovers and turkey burnout!

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