Waco: Thanksgiving dinner will cost a few cents less this year

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $48.01 this year, 48 cents less than last year, the Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau says.(MGN)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $48.01 this year, 48 cents less than last year, the Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau says.

“Preparing large holiday meals can be expensive,” TFB President Russell Boening said.

“But this year, Texans can budget a little less for the traditional Thanksgiving meal.”

The main course, a 16-pound Turkey, costs $19.36, about $1.21 a pound, which is a slight decrease over last year, the Farm Bureau says.

Consumers are also paying less for frozen green beans at $1.42 a package and pecans at $9.79 for a 16-ounce package.

But they’re paying more, the Farm Bureau says, for jellied cranberry sauce at $1.56; stuffing at $2.66; whipping cream at $1.63; whole milk at $3.07; frozen pie shells at $2.55, fresh sweet potatoes at $3.66; and brown and serve rolls at $2.31.

Add a 10-pound bone-in ham, eggs, onion, celery pumpkin pie mix and a cornbread mix packet to the menu will boost the cost of the meal to $75.28, the Farm Bureau said.

The Farm Bureau report is based on prices reported by 38 volunteer shoppers at stores statewide from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8.