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 year's 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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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