Normally, eating out is not a recipe for frugality. Nevertheless, it can be a good idea when the gathering will be small.
A typical Thanksgiving feast would mean cooking:
1. An Entire Turkey
2. Making Stuffing'
3. Making Gravy
4. Green Beans with onion rings
5. Sweet Potatos
7. Olive Plate
8. Shrimp Cocktail
9. Fruit Salad
10. Pumpkin and Pecan Pie
With only four people at this year's dinner, it was a fiancially sound decision to go out for dinner. Each of us can have our favorites without forcing us to make enough for four.