Let me begin by unequivocally stating that I will never do another challenge that involves me cooking. My sister is not happy with this decision because she’s arguing that I failed in the challenge and therefore I should have to try it again next year (I’m convinced that she simply liked the fact that she didn’t have to cook the meal this year and would like to make that a regular event). While the overall $1 Thanksgiving Dinner challenge went well, there were definitely a few missteps along the way.
I know that the number one piece of advice that I was given was to “practice, practice, practice” which I duly ignored and definitely paid the price for doing so. For my defense, I was incredibly busy these past few weeks and didn’t have a whole lot of extras to work with when I only had a $1 budget.
I started everything on the wrong foot when I cut open the package around the turkey before reading how to defrost it.
I decided to make the pumpkin pie, but I made it without the crust (since my mom and sister don’t like it much). Instead, I made it in small containers and then put ice cream on top:
In the end, my sister had seven reasons why she thinks that I failed this challenge which I will detail in my next post and you can decide whether or not her arguments are valid or not…