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how much are you spending on thanksgiving this year?

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Asked by stressedmomma13 at 11:06 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Holidays

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  • Just shopped today, spent about $150.

    Answer by MamaLisa1976 at 11:09 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • as little as possible , we have 23 people , 5 adults of us each bring stuff to make the dinner and get together to cook it at one of our houses.

    Answer by letstalk747 at 11:09 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I think I spent about $50, possibly $100. Not too positive though. If I sat down and figured it out I'm thinking closer to $100 dollors and I still have a couple last minute things I need to grab, but not too much luckily :)

    Answer by jnsdrf at 11:10 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Just saw on TV the other day that the national average for Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people is just at $43 total! Seems kinda low unless you're able to get your turkey on sale... But we always do a pot-luck so no one gets stuck with spending the cash.

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 11:15 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Ive been buying over the past two weeks. Everytime I go to the store I see something I will need and its usually up front displayed cause its on sale. Im down to still needing celery, onion, milk and rolls,,,lol. Probably about $60 so far, there is only 3 of us though

    Answer by beyondhopes at 11:21 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • $43 for 10 people?! thats insane! I just spent $98.42 for 19 people & I still don't have a turkey! And I still have to buy my fresh ingredients! OMG

    Comment by stressedmomma13 (original poster) at 11:46 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • About $50 for a $20 pound turkey, and mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, broccoli casserole, bread and butter, cranberry sauce, apple pie, pumpkin pie.....everything has been on sale pretty cheap the last 2 weeks, so even though I'm making all of it, it's not that bad.

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:47 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I'm heading out of town for Thanksgiving, so I'll offer to cook something. My sister is an excellent cook so I'm not sure how much of my help she'll need! Candied yams aren't too difficult, right??

    Answer by Fallaya at 1:03 AM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I'm not sure yet but I'm looking forward to celebrate with my family. :)

    Answer by bratgirln1 at 1:46 AM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I spent 30 today for 6 adults and 2 children. The store was having a HUGE sale so I went ahead and got everything.

    15.5 Pound Turkey - .58 a pound
    3 can Campbells Cream Of Mushroom- .45 cents a can
    2 cans Green Giant Green Beans- .45 cents a can
    10 oz bag of frozen broccoli- .88 cents
    5.5 pounds sweet potatoes- .15 cents a pound
    Rice- 1.28 a box
    Velvetta- 4.28 for a large block...came with a container too. :)
    French Fried Onions- 2.48 for one can
    Cranberry Sauce (2 cans)- .88 a can
    1 pound Carrots (fresh) -1.12
    Marshmellows- .94 cents
    Flour- 1.26 for 2 pounds

    I'm making turkey, broccoli rice cheese casserole, green bean casserole, sweet potatoe casserole, glazed carrots, and homemade rolls.

    My mother in law got the stuffing, the deserts, and the stuff for mashed potatoes. If I'd had to get that it would have probably cost me 15 more dollars.

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 2:20 AM on Nov. 19, 2010

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