The Cost Of Thanksgiving Meal Up From Last Year - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

The Cost Of Thanksgiving Meal Up From Last Year

Many Texomans have already started preparing portions of their Thanksgiving dinner.  But, some are working with fewer ingredients this year.

Newschannel 6 Lindsey Rogers found out that's because the price of some of our holiday favorites has gone up.

Texoma shoppers crowd the aisles at the grocery stores and supermarkets filling up baskets with the necessary items for a holiday feast.

"We love certain things on Thanksgiving day, mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce and fruit salad," Susie Lamascus said.

The American Farm Bureau said the cost of the average Thanksgiving dinner is up a little more than one percent from last year.

"It's way more expensive than last year, a couple of years ago it's twice as expensive," James Flowers said.

Texomans like Flowers are being forced to take action.

"The main thing is there's a lot of things I have to cut back on this year," he said.

That includes his guest list.

"Last year I had 30 people, this year I'm only going to have five. Because last year whole family and the cost of travel and for the family to come, it's way more expensive," Flowers said.

Fuel prices are actually part of the blame for the rise in costs.

The average Thanksgiving meal this year runs about $43.50.

But, even with the increase, some people we talked with still plan to splurge.

"We do love turkey and I like to just get the turkey and don't think about the price," Lamascus said.

Some good news for her and the rest of us turkey lovers, that is one menu item that has actually fallen about $1 in price.

There are some steps you can take to save money on your Thanksgiving dinner, like buying items in bulk whenever possible and purchasing the generic brand instead of the name brand.

If you make a list and stick to it, you will cut back on the number of impulse purchases and remember, often times, items at eye level are more than the ones you have to reach down for.

Lindsey Rogers, Newschannel 6

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats

    Baby Charlie protesters rally as hospital reports threats

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-07-23 08:00:44 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-07-24 08:15:44 GMT

    Activists supporting the baby's parents will gather Sunday outside the High Court in London where legal proceedings will resume Monday with new medical evidence expected.

    Activists supporting the baby's parents will gather Sunday outside the High Court in London where legal proceedings will resume Monday with new medical evidence expected.

  • Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:20:31 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-07-24 07:47:40 GMT

    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

    One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

  • White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

    White House indicates Trump would sign new sanctions bill

    Sunday, July 23 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-07-23 16:21:03 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-07-24 07:46:05 GMT

    Trump, GOP-led Congress on a possible collision course over a Russia sanctions package that demands Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties to be leveled against Moscow.

    Trump, GOP-led Congress on a possible collision course over a Russia sanctions package that demands Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties to be leveled against Moscow.

Powered by Frankly