I just read an article on a new website about the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal.
Quoted from article:
The American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday that a meal with turkey and all the trimmings will cost about 13 percent more this year.
The trade group estimates a classic meal for 10 will cost $49.20 on average. That is $5.73 more than last year's $43.47 average.
The meal will cost less than $5 a person, but it's still much more expensive than in years past. The jump results from food makers and grocers raising their prices to cover higher commodity costs.
I read that an though - no #@!$ing way. I don't think I've EVER done a "classic" (whatever that means - I'm assuming turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie) for 10 people - yes 10 people for $49.20.
I'll be having 10-12 people this year and my BASIC grocery bill will well over $200 I'm sure - not including wine. And that isn't including the cost of spices/etc that I already have in my pantry that I will be using.
Does everyone else do Thanksgiving for 10 under $50?????
Edit: My BASIC bill will be closer to $400 I'm sure, heck my turkey alone is going to be almost $80. I know I'm getting an expensive bird but still . . . . $50.