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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Walmart Offers A Thanksgiving Meal For 8 As Low As $20 (giveaway!)

The holidays are supposed to be a time when families get together to enjoy each other’s company and create new memories while recalling the good memories of the years prior. AND, who can forget the fantastic food that is paired with the thoughts of the holidays?
Speaking of food, I love to bring desserts with me to share with the family. I choose something different every year and think I’ve found the winner for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s what I’m bringing…
Pumpkin Flan c/o
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp coarse salt
1 cup cooked pumpkin purée
1 1/2 cups half-and-half or cream
5 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
*Put the granulated sugar in a 9-inch cake pan or pie plate, set on the center rack in the oven, and bake until the sugar is caramel colored, 8-12 minutes. Swirl to cover the bottom of the pie plate with the caramel.
*In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in pumpkin purée.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, and vanilla. Thoroughly blend the egg mixture into the pumpkin purée.
*Set the pie plate in a large roasting pan, and pour the custard over the caramel. Carefully pour enough hot tap water in to the roasting pan to reach halfway up the sides of the pie plate. Bake until the custard is set, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool and chill in the refrigerator. Run a knife around the outside edge of the flan and invert it onto a rimmed plate. Cut into wedges or scoop and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Yum! Right?
Personally, I can not wait to be crammed into one house with as many family members as possible. There’s just something so warm about sitting at the dining table and passing food around while talking about anything and everything with the people you hold closest to your heart. The holidays are truly a wonderful time of year for me and my family.
Unfortunately, not everyone is in the best position financially. With the downturn in the economy and lay-offs happening every day all over the country, the holiday season may be more stressful than enjoyable for some families. Walmart wants to provide every family with an affordable meal this Thanksgiving to help alleviate some of that stress.
Here is more information about Walmart’s Holiday Meals on a Budget:
According to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, last year’s average cost of a turkey was roughly $1.19 per pound. Beginning today, select Grade A turkeys are available for 40 cents per pound at Walmart.* These gobblers are part of Walmart’s $20 Thanksgiving menu guaranteeing family favorites will be on the dinner table this holiday season. Walmart’s $20 Thanksgiving feast includes:
  • One 12-pound Grade A turkey*
  • Three 11 to 15.5-ounce cans Green Giant vegetables
  • Two 14-ounce cans Ocean Spray cranberry sauce
  • Three 6-ounce boxes of Stove Top stuffing
  • One 5-pound bag of red potatoes
  • One 12-count package of Sara Lee dinner rolls
  • One 22-ounce pumpkin roll cake
* Prices and availability may vary in AK, HI, OK, NM, WI and at Prices on select Grade A turkeys begin November 4; limit two turkeys per customer; weights and brands vary by store. Prices on electronics items begin November 7. Quantities are limited; no rain checks; purchase limit on select electronics items of two per customer. All prices do not include tax.
I have the wonderful opportunity to bless 2 of my readers with a $30 gift card to Walmart. The contest will be over after Thanksgiving has passed but I hope you can use it toward your holiday shopping or restocking your pantry.
To enter:
  • Tell me your favorite memories from the holiday season OR any money-saving tips you have to share when approaching the holidays. You can share as many as you like in separate comments. (This means UNLIMITED ENTRIES!) Please just be sure your comments are  ON TOPIC and a complete sentence for your entry to be valid.
This giveaway will run until December 2nd at 11:59pm ET.  The winner will be selected by using and will be contacted directly on December 3rd. If the prize is not claimed within 48 hours, I will randomly select another winner.
**I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Walmart. In addition, I received a Walmart gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate and two to offer as a giveaway.



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