WACO -- A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $46.08 this year, marking more than a 5-percent savings over last year, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) 2012 Thanksgiving Meal Report.
The 2012 report shows a decrease of $2.61, or 5.36-percent, from the 2011 TFB Thanksgiving Meal Report. The survey records the cost of 10 holiday staples-including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pecan pie-to feed a family of 10 people.
"Thanksgiving is a special time for us to gather around the table, enjoy the company of our family and friends, and reflect on the things for which we are grateful," said TFB President Kenneth Dierschke. "Texans are sensitive to prices at the grocery store, especially as we prepare large holiday meals. We give thanks for the farmers who ensure Texans can serve their families a well-balanced meal at an affordable cost."