On New Years day we ALWAYS have a Turkey dinner. It never fails. My hubby wants to have his last "Thanksgiving dinner" hoorah and I am happy to oblige so long as I don't have to cook another turkey for a while (at least until next Nov. LOL).
There are many frugal advantages to having turkey today and here are a few that I like to take advantage of:
- Sales on Turkeys during Thanksgiving. I always buy an extra one for New Years day and sometimes another depending on my freezer space. This year I only bought one extra but that is because they were both over 20 lbs each (24lbs to be exact!) and I am trying to keep my freezer space available for any deals I come across. Each turkey cost approx only $6.00 a peice and will last for SEVERAL meals this week and all I needed to do was spend $50 at the grocery store to get that price.
- Dieting. I know I am always going to be one of those "New Years dieters" so what is better than turkey while you are dieting? There's turkey salads, soups, turkey wraps..do I need to go on? It makes my first few days a no-brainer when dieting and I can concentrate on making sure I exercise...um yeah ;)
- Leftovers. Hubby is happily fed for a few days and I don't have to cook ..nuff said.