Holiday Feast Costing More This Year!
It's going to cost you a little more for that Thanksgiving feast this year! The price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.48, a 28-cent price increase from last year’s average of $49.20 according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The center piece of the holiday dinner is the biggest ticket item contributing to the increase. A 16-pound turkey came in at $22.23 this year. That was roughly $1.39 per pound, an increase of about 4 cents per pound, or a total of 66 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2011. The AFBF survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and beverages of coffee and milk.