Man oh man Thanksgiving dinner is getting more expensive every year! I got up early and went to Wal-mart, spent well over $100 dollars. This year we're all responsible for a dish and I'm making the fruit salad and stuffing. I also got some eggnog because I know my niece likes it. And...because hubby is spending the holiday with his family in Boca Raton we're going to celebrate by making a little dinner on Sunday when he returns. So I also bought a Butterball turkey.
Of course, the money I spent wasn't just for Thanksgiving dinner items. But it sure got me to thinking how much I would have spent had I been prepared to cook the whole meal, like years before. It was my daughter's idea that we all contribute this year.
I'm sooooooooo ready for it to get here, being that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I'll get a few extra days off from work, too, which is always nice.
My fruit salad:
1 large can fruit cocktail - drained
1 small can mandarin oranges - drained
1 jar cherries - drained
2 bananas - sliced thin
1 cup fresh coconut - shredded
1 cup walnuts - chopped up
2 cups small marshmallows
1 apple - peeled and chopped up
1 medium size container of sour cream
Mix everything together. Makes a great side dish but I eat mine as dessert.