Sure, you have 24 hours before the relatives arrive but that doesn't leave much time if you haven't even started your list. And don't be surprised when you open Wednesday's paper and the grocery inserts are nowhere to be found. We told you last week that this time of year, the sales from run through Thanksgiving Day.
Here's the skinny for the cooks who like to live on the edge. Most stores will be open for a few hours on Thursday. Raley's opens its doors at 6 a.m. but they close at 3 p.m. Save Mart stays open until 5 p.m. Safewaywill open - probably at 6 a.m. - but you better check the exact hours because Shop Cheap couldn't find them anywhere.
Most deals on turkey require a $25 minimum purchase. And if you're buying a frozen bird, don't wait until T-Day. It will never defrost in time. Fresh turkey is more expensive - 99-cents a pound as opposed to a flat $5, $7, $9 or $10 each for the frozen variety.
For all the tips from last week, including what's on sale click below and scroll down to last week's blog at http://blogs.sacbee.com/shop_cheap/2011/11.
If you need recipes NOW, go to www.safeway.com/holiday
They have recipes that will match what's on sale at their stores.
Lastly, enjoy your family, your meal and your San Francisco 49ers...for the ulitmate Thanksgiving family gathering.