The Andie Summers Show

Are you stressed out about Thanksgiving? If you’ve ever hosted, you know that feeding everyone and entertaining everyone can be incredibly expensive! The American Farm Bureau Federation just did a report and I think the results of the research will really surprise you. While the price of a Thanksgiving dinner has definitely gone up in the last year, it is surprisingly lower than you might think.  Check it out.


  • What the American Farm Bureau Federation says you SHOULD spend on Thanksgiving.

    The total cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10 should be $64.05.
    That comes out to less than $6.50 per person, but it’s an increase of $10.74, or 20% more than last year.

    The centerpiece of most Thanksgiving tables, the turkey, is also the most expensive item at $28.96 for a 16-pound bird that’s $1.81 a pound. That’s an increase of 21% from last year.

  • The rest of the meal they’ve priced includes:

    • 14-ounce bag of cubed stuffing mix: $3.88 (up 69%)
    • 2 frozen pie crusts: $3.68 (up 26%)
    • Half pint of whipping cream: $2.24 (up 26%)
    • 1 pound of frozen peas: $1.90 (up 23%)
    • 1 dozen dinner rolls: $3.73 (up 22%)
    • Miscellaneous ingredients to prepare the meal: $4.13 (up 20%)
    • 30-ounce can of pumpkin pie mix: $4.28 (up 18%)
    • 1 gallon of whole milk: $3.84 (up 16%)
    • 3 pounds of sweet potatoes: $3.96 (up 11%)
    • 1-pound veggie tray (carrots & celery): 88 cents (up 8%)
    • 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries: $2.57 (down 14%)
  • But that's not all ...

    What if you like to have ham on the table? and I love mashed potatoes AND sweet potatoes. Well, the Farm Bureau also looked at what the cost of adding ham, Russet potatoes and frozen green beans would be. It does raise the overall price by $17.25, making the total $81.30

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