USU Extension offers money saving tips for Thanksgiving

The economy is still sluggish and a lot of people have less money to spend for Thanksgiving dinner this year. However, Adrie Roberts, Family and Consumer Sciences professor for Utah State University Extension in Cache County, says there are a lot of good buys on food right now.Roberts says many stores are offering special prices for turkeys, especially if it is bought as part of a package.”People think that the prices sometimes are higher because they will think that the people will come in and spend their turkey dollars,” Roberts said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday. “I don’t think that’s necessarily what you want to do. I think you need to shop around and look.”Sweet potatoes are on sale very inexpensively, about .50-.60 cents a pound. All you have to do is peel them, then boil them, and mash them up, throw some brown sugar in and some cinnamon and they’re to die for. A little butter and pecans and you’ve got some yummy sweet potatoes. Potatoes are very inexpensive.”Roberts says she feels most families will actually be spending less for Thanksgiving this year especially if they shop around for the best buys.

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