It's the beginning of the season of eating. Of course, I'm talking about Thanksgiving and it's hard to believe that Turkey Day is less than a week away. Now, I know that it's 2016 and a lot of old traditions are falling away, but I've never been one to venture off the traditional patch when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner.

I love the tradition involved in Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving was always really special at our house, in fact, we could have posed for a Norman Rockwell most years. We always had the old, traditional thanksgiving meal and, let's face it, that's quite a feast.

Now, you'd think that all that food runs into real money, but actually the cost of the sumptuous binge is actually quite moderate. The American Farm Bureau Federation is out once again with their annual report on just how much it costs to serve the traditional Thanksgiving meal to a group of 10 people.

For 2016, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the price is down once again this year. In fact the cost of the full meal is down slightly from last year. this year, the bureau says that it should cost only $49.87 to serve Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people next week . . . or less than $5 per person.

That's a heck of a deal when you consider all the groceries that have to be bought to be ready for the big meal. this years, Thanksgiving dinner includes:

A 16 pound turkey


Sweet Potato




Carrots and celery

pumpkin pie and whipped cream

I'm ready to feast!