Holiday Survival Basics

Holiday Meals: Consider Some Alternatives

The usual turkey or ham dinner might not be as economical this year. Lessen your financial stress and consider one of these:

  • Have a buffet-style, pre-cooked dinner. (Rotisserie chicken and a couple of side dishes, for example.)
  • Go pot luck! When everyone chips in a little, the host family can save a lot.
  • Order out. Chinese food or pizza for 10 can be shared, and a little goes a long way.
  • In essence, keep it simple. Less prep, more time with family and friends (or more time to yourself)!