How Expensive Will Thanksgiving Be This Year?
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, you may or may not have your plans secured. I am currently away from home, and not sure what my family will be doing, but at least I can enjoy a few days off. One way or another, I will not be cooking.
I was fortunate to have a mother and grandmother or extended family that worked wonders in the kitchen. They had everything down to a science. I am not sure how they did it. And I never thought about the cost. Perhaps I should have.
According to the American Farm Bureau, this years Thanksgiving will cost about 14% more this year than last. They tell us this year, that it will cost about $5.33 per person. In figuring out their stats, they base it on a average of 10 people. So if you had $53, that would be enough to buy a turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, butter and rolls, peas, veggie tray, cranberries, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, coffee and a gallon of milk.
That is an impressive feast. If anyone is preparing all of that, my compliments. And if you have an extra chair, I can be right over.
Now this is a decent size jump from the previous year. Not a surprise. There are supply chain issues stemming from the pandemic that we are still dealing with. Inflation is also happening. But if you are trying to stretch a buck, perhaps try and get an exact count of who you will be having for the feast this year, and see what items are necessary and what you can go without.