You want to have a huge Thanksgiving Day Feast with friends and family, but you don’t really want to break the bank either.
Starting a meal with a nice soup is an excellent way to fill up on something cheap and festive.
A yummy (homemade) bread or rolls is a good, filling way to start the meal. A simple tahini or hummus dip (can be homemade) to dip the bread in will get the meal started.
Many traditional side dishes are based on pretty cheap items- sweet potatoes, potatoes, stuffing, etc. Cut down on the margarine, butter, salt, and oil to make the vegetables less heavy.
Soda, punch, and juice all cost money and will quickly drive your bill up! Consider serving water or homemade lemonade, or sumac juice to reduce costs and make your meal a little healthier.