I did splurge on a few things to make luscious food, but I couldn't convince myself to buy french fried onions for $3/can. I tried making my own and they were SOOO good and really quite easy.
I also chose not to buy cream of mushroom soup (although that was more about controlling the ingredients). I just kinda improvised on the green bean casserole and it came out tasty.
I made white flour pie crust so I wouldn't upset my hosts' taste buds too much. ;) This is apple pie. I took a jar of canned apples and added tapioca and random other stuff. I can't even remember what now. It was tasty although I shouldn't have pre-baked the crust.
I cooked up a massive pumpkin a few days prior so I could make pumpkin pies. I actually did follow a recipe for these pies.
I hate candied yams but love sweet potatoes, and last year I tasted a sweet potato casserole that was good. I found a random recipe online and even Nathan liked it. I'm definitely making it again.
I made fruit salad too, but that didn't deserve a picture. It's fruit. You've seen it before. I tried so hard to clean up as I went but ran out of time toward the end. I was glad to be going elsewhere to eat, so I could leave a mess.