Just curious about costs for other hounds around the country! How many people are you feeding and what has been your food and drink costs this year? What part of the country?
I am hosting 11 people this year and I have just returned from my "big" shopping day. I still have odds and ends to pick up though...I am not done quite yet.....and I also felt it necessary to restock some basic booze (vodka, gin, etc) "just in case" so that inflates my total by about 150 bucks.
I am asking family members to contribute some extra wine, beer and pop. One daughter is bringing a special yam dish, otherwise, I am providing all the food-the apps, an immense dinner with 2 small turkeys and 4 different desserts, with some specialty items for 2 vegetarians and a gluten free which contributed to the costs.
Also, 4 adult children are staying through the weekend, so I still need to plan a bit more for that.
So far, my tally is right around $500.00 for 11 people in Washington state.
What is yours? If you are not hosting but needing to bring "dessert for 12" or something, I am interested in those costs too.