FREE Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Plan

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Thanksgiving Dinner Planner



Now is the perfect time to plan your Thanksgiving Dinner.

One of the best money saving tips for Thanksgiving Dinner that I can offer is to plan ahead.  Taking time today to decide which recipes you will need as well as making a list of the ingredients you have to buy will help you save time and lots of money in the long run.

Here is why this saves time.

Just like with regular meal planning, knowing everything you will be preparing for Thanksgiving gives you time to formulate a plan of action.  Making the most of each and every moment in the kitchen will free you up to spend more time with family on Thanksgiving Day.

Here is how it saves money.

Once you have your dinner completely planned.  Take a few more minutes to write a list of what you don’t already have in the pantry.  The stores will be offering really great sales now through Thanksgiving on everything you will need to pull off the perfect dinner.  Pay attention to who has the best prices, and look for coupons to save even more.

I keep my Thanksgiving Dinner List in my purse and try to cross off a few things each week while I am doing my regular shopping.  Picking up things over items over several weeks only when they are at a great low (and possibly even free) price will save you lots of money.

The alternative is to take the full list and run to your favorite store.  You may find a couple things on sale this week and that will help you save, but what is not on sale this week will likely be on sale in the next couple weeks.

Here are two free resources to help you with you planning:

FREE Thanksgiving Dinner Planner

FREE Thanksgiving Grocery List Planner

Here’s to everyone having a successful Thanksgiving filled with memories that will last long after the kitchen has been cleaned up.

Restaurant Coupons

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If you plan on eating at a restaurant any time soon you will definitely want to check out this list of coupons to save on your bill.

5 Ways to Save on Your Restaurant Bill

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Bakers Square – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 10/31/2014)
Bertuccis – $5 Off Entire Check from 4PM – Close (exp: 10/31/2014)
Black Angus Steakhouse – $17.99 Top Sirloin Steak, Lobster & Shrimp Meal (exp: 11/17/2014)
Blimpie – Free Regular Sub When You Buy Regular Sub & Drink (exp: 10/30/2014)
Bob Evans – Buy 1 Breakfast Entree Get 1 Free When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 11/1/2014)
Boston Market – Free Kids Meal with Individual Meal Purchase (exp: 10/31/2014)
Cafe Express – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree (exp: 10/31/2014)
Carlos Okellys – 29¢ Queso When You Wear Team Colors (exp: 10/26/2014)
Corner Bakery – Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with Lunch or Dinner Entree Purchase (exp: 11/4/2014)
Daphnes Greek Cafe – $5 off Mediterranean Family Feast (exp: 10/30/2014)
Dennys – 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 10/26/2014)
Dickeys Barbecue Pit – Free Kids Meal When You Buy Adult Meal (exp: 10/31/2014)
Hardees – FREE Small Coca-Cola Freestyle Drink (exp: 12/15/2014)
Jacks – $3.50 for Cheeseburger, Fry, Drink & Pie + More (exp: 11/23/2014)
Logans Roadhouse – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 10/26/2014)
Longhorn Steakhouse – $4 Off 2 Adult Dinner Entrees (exp: 10/26/2014)
Maggianos – Buy 1 Pasta Get 1 Butternut Squash Ravioli To Take Home (exp: 12/3/2014)
Marie Callenders – Buy 1 Entree Get 1 50% Off When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 10/31/2014)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 11/9/2014)
Pizza Inn – $19.99 Party Pack (exp: 11/26/2014)
Quiznos – $1 Off Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad (exp: 10/27/2014)
Shoneys – Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes When You Buy Legendary Breakfast Buffet (exp: 11/1/2014)
Souplantation – $29.99 Family Combo Including Beverages (exp: 10/29/2014)
Steak Escape – Buy 1 Sandwich, Salad or Potato Bowl Get 1 50% Off (exp: 10/31/2014)
Sweet Tomatoes – 20% Off Adult Lunch When You Buy Drink (exp: 10/29/2014)
Tony Romas – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 12/9/2014)
White Castle – $1 Off Sack of 10 Sliders (exp: 10/31/2014)

Thanks to Surviving the Stores for this list!

Fashion Friday Accessory Blowout Sale!

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It’s time for another Fashion Friday Sale!

Everything is already on sale for $5.95, plus use the exclusive coupon code FALLSALE to save an additional 10% off on everything included in the accessory Blowout Sale while supplies last.

Shop early for the best selections.

Turkey Cupcakes

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Turkey Cupcakes



Thanksgiving is a fun time to pull out kid friendly recipes like these Turkey Cupcakes.

They are easy enough to make and would be a fun cooking project to work on with your kids. Plus they would make a great addition to any other Thanksgiving Table Decorations for Kids that you might be planning to do this year.

You might also like to add Turkey Toes to the table.  Make sure you grab the FREE Printable needed to make them.

Now for the Turkey Cupcakes recipe:

Turkey Cupcakes IngredientsINGREDIENTS
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
1 cup softened Butter
2 tbsp Milk
5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Chocolate Sprinkles
1 bag Candy Corn
48 Candy Eyes
1/8 cup Red Candy Melting Chips

DIRECTIONS
Bake cupcakes according to box directions.

Turkey Cupcakes mix

Allow to cool.
Whisk or sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar cocoa powder mixture, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.

Turkey Toes frosting

Ice cupcakes then sprinkle or dip tops in chocolate sprinkles.
Insert 5-7 candy corns along the back edge of each to make tail feathers.

Turkey Cupcakes Process

Pipe more icing from the fron edge to the middle of each to make turkey neck and face.
Push 1 candy corn into head to make beak.
Place 2 eyes above beak.
Place red melting chips into corner of zippered sandwich bag.
Microwave for 45 seconds and knead to insure that they are melted and smooth.
Clip corner and pipe a waddle on the beak and down the neck of each turkey.

Turkey Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ cup Chocolate SPrinkles
  • 1 bag Candy Corn
  • 48 Candy Eyes
  • ⅛ cup Red Candy Melting Chips
Instructions
  1. Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Whisk or sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
  4. Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
  5. Slowly add in the powdered sugar cocoa powder mixture, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  6. Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.
  7. Ice cupcakes then sprinkle or dip tops in chocolate sprinkles.
  8. Insert 5-7 candy corns along the back edge of each to make tail feathers.
  9. Pipe more icing from the front edge to the middle of each to make turkey neck and face.
  10. Push 1 candy corn into head to make beak.
  11. Place 2 eyes above beak.
  12. Place red melting chips into corner of zippered sandwich bag.
  13. Microwave for 45 seconds and knead to insure that they are melted and smooth.
  14. Clip corner and pipe a waddle on the beak and down the neck of each turkey.

 

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Whole Foods Coupon Deals 10/23

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Here are the best coupon deals at Whole Food’s, compliments of All Natural Savings. Whole Foods allows the stacking of a manufacturer coupon with their store coupon. There is no limit to the number of store coupons you can use in a transaction. They also offer a bulk discount of 10%. Quantity varies by product. For Whole Foods’ complete coupon policy, go here. Sales and products may vary from store to store.

Go Veggie cream cheese $2.69 (until 10/28)
$1 off any Go Veggie cream cheese product
$1.69 after coupon

Beyond Meat chicken-free strips $4.99 (reg)- buy 1
Beyond Meat meatless crumble $5.69 (reg)- buy 1
Buy 1 Beyond Meat product, get 1 FREE- use 1 PLUS
$1 off any Beyond Meat pack – use 2 (WF coupon)
Pay $3.69 out of pocket
$1 cash back on beyond Meat chicken-free strips (ibotta app) PLUS
$1 cash back on Beyond Meat meatless crumble (ibotta app) PLUS
$1 cash back on Beyond Meat chicken-free strips (Berry Cart app) PLUS
$1 cash back on Beyond Meat meatless crumble (Berry Cart app)
FREE plus $.31 overage after coupons and cash back

San-J soy sauce $2
$.55 off any San-J soy or Asian cooking sauce PLUS
$.55 off any San-J gluten-free cooking sauce (WF coupon)
$.90 after coupons

Tasty Bite Asian noodles $2 (until 10/28)
$1 off any Tasty Bite product (Hopster coupon. Boost to $2 by completing activities) or $2 off any 3 Tasty Bite products PLUS
$2 off any 3 Tasty Bite products (WF coupon)
FREE- $.66 each after coupons

Pacific Almond or Oat beverage, 8 oz. $.99 (reg.)
$.75 off any Pacific non-dairy beverage, 8 oz.+
$.24 after coupon

Find the rest of the Whole Food’s deals at All Natural Savings!

Zulily Coach Sale

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Zulily has Coach Purses on sale today!

HURRY because they are selling fast.  What a great time to pick up a gift or two for someone on your holiday shopping list this year.

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Check out everything available in the Zulily Coach Sale here.