affordable thanksgiving

We’re less than a week away from that turkey dinner, which means it’s time to stock up on all the food!

Luckily Star Market (located right down the street from VIM) has all the necessities on sale. Whether it’s just you or your entire family on Thursday, here’s your buying guide to ensure your day of thanks leaves your wallet saying thanks, too. Here’s to an affordable Thanksgiving!

sweet potatoesFruit and Vegetables:
Peeled Butternut Squash- 99¢ a pound
Sweet Potatoes- 45¢ a pound
Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce- 3 for $5
Birds Eye Bagged or Green Giant Boxed Frozen Vegetables- buy 1 get 2 free

Fresh Grade A Turkeys- 88¢ a pound
Frozen Turkeys- 39¢ a pound
Pepperidge Farm Stuffing- 2 for $5

pumpkin pieDessert:
8-inch apple or pumpkin pie- $3.99
Friendly’s Ice Cream- $1.99
Reddi Wip Whipped Cream- 2 for $5
Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Bars- 2 for $5
Martinelli’s Cider- 2 for $5

If you enjoy cooking or baking, there is also canned pumpkin, pie crusts, fresh vegetables, cranberries, baking supplies and paper goods on sale as well! If you refuse to even touch the stove, pick up a couple platters of fresh cut vegetables or fruit. You can throw them in a pot to cook, or leave out a vegetable crudite tray. I’m sure your guests will be thankful for a lighter option in the array of dense and indulgent!

Despite all the food surrounding the holiday season, remember that this time of year is meant for love and appreciation. Enjoy your time with loved ones, and give yourself a break, too!