2017 Thanksgiving meal costs drop 4.3 percent

Consumers have good news to chew on this Thanksgiving as prices dropped 4.3 percent from last year.
A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $46.75 this year, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Thanksgiving Meal Report.
The survey records the cost of 10 holiday staples—including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pecan pie. The 2017 report shows the average cost of this year’s holiday dinner dropped $2.10 from $48.85 last year.
“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.”

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