Did you know that Publix has Turkeys on sale for 59 cents a pound every Thanksgiving?
Stuffing bag was on sale at Aldi for $1.69. Aldi also had 3 lbs. of sweet potatoes for 99 cents. I also found sharp cheddar cheese for the macaroni for just $1.79 for 8oz. Everything else was included in my Food Pantry Basket. Total cost of Thanksgiving dinner: $12.
This year's Thanksgiving table includes:
Mayo Greek Roasted Turkey
Turkey Stuffing with a pound of Sausage added
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Macaroni and Cheese
Ice Box Dinner Rolls
Green Bean Casserole
What You Need
5 pounds Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, well-scrubbed
1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons salt, divided
Pepper to taste
Additional pat of butter for top
Place your well-scrubbed potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to an inch above the potatoes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of salt. Cover and bring to a gentle boil. Test for doneness at 30 minutes. A sharp knife should easily go through the potato.
When the potatoes are done, drain them in a colander in your sink. Place back in original pot.
Add the butter, rest of salt, pepper, and 1 cup of milk. Swoosh mixture with potato masher. Begin whipping with hand mixer on high, adding more milk as necessary, until potatoes are smooth and creamy.