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The Los Angeles Times this morning reports that the American Farm Bureau estimates that a classic Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year - including turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls and pumpkin pie - will cost $49.20 this year, up from $43.47 in 2010.

That’s a 13 percent increase, and the biggest percentage cost hike since 1990.

The biggest contributor to the increase - the turkey. According to the story, “a 16-pound bird will cost $21.57, or 22% more than in 2010.”
KC's View:
This will be the first Thanksgiving in years that we’ve had at home - in the recent past, we’ve all be traveling to visit our son in Chicago for the holiday and going out to dinner at a steakhouse. (Great food, no dishes. Perfect.) But this year he is coming to us, and the general consensus seems to be that everybody wants steak.

I never argue with a hungry crowd.