There will be a celebration at the end of November, or the last Thursday of November to be exact. It's Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a dinner with all the family members with one of the family members as a host. Families will gather, have dinner, and do prayer or simply express their gratitude for all that happened that year. The first celebration dates back to 1621 when Pilgrims thanked God for their first harvest in North America. Back then, Pilgrims made their Thanksgiving menu from their yields and another animal such as duck, deer, eel, and oyster. Now, if we talk about the traditional Thanksgiving menu, it’s not about duck and seafood. What is considered as a traditional Thanksgiving menu is turkey. A big, whole roasted turkey plays an important role as a Thanksgiving menu. Another traditional menu is cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Those three menus can’t be separated. The rest of the traditional menu is still delicious although isn’t as famous as the later three. Those menus are dinner rolls, potato with gravy, corn or cornbread, Brussels sprout, and so on.
We can say that Thanksgiving dinner isn’t a cheap thing. To create a traditional Thanksgiving menu, you will need about $48.91 on your check. That price is earned from The American Farm Bureau Federation's 34th annual survey. If you live in a family with four members, each member will pay $4.89, not too expensive. But it may be a bit hard if it’s only you and your partner that paid for all the dinner. Don’t need to be panic, menu can be made simpler than before. You still can make a delicious menu with a little amount of money. For example, turkey. Turkey is the most important food on the menu. Turkey prices may vary. Organic turkey can cost $2.99 per pound, while frozen young turkey can cost $0.59 per pound. Buying a cheap turkey for your Thanksgiving menu can cut the costs.
You should prepare to buy Thanksgiving ingredients from the second week of November. Here are some important ingredients that you may need to buy for your Thanksgiving menu. First, turkey. Turkey always plays the most important role on a Thanksgiving menu, so don’t forget to buy it. Then you can buy any other meat like ham or bacon for your menu. Other ingredients that you must remember are herbs, spices, and broth. Thanksgiving meal will involve a lot of taste, so don’t forget to buy those. Salt, pepper, and sugar are included, you don’t want those three important ingredients to run out of your stock for your Thanksgiving food. Last, don’t forget to add the butter and vegetable oil stock for your Thanksgiving. Some menu will need a lot of butter, buy it before you run out of stock. There still numbers of ingredients that you can buy for your menu but that’s the important one.