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HeatherC 11-19-2012 10:29 AM

If you are hosting! How much do you spend for thanksgiving day groceries?
 
Well...just came from the supermarket and just spent a fortune...$187 after spending $130 yesterday at BJ's!!!! And that is with people bringing things! Yikes.

Granted..it is for about 28 people along with overnight guests who will be here for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a couple days.

One good thing is that I got my 25lb fresh turkey for .79 a lb...which was half what theother market nearby wanted. I also got a turkey breast and a ham to freeze for another day.

So..what is your total? I know mine is probably crazy!;)

zurgswife 11-19-2012 10:31 AM

Only immediate family (7 ppl) and I think I spent about $50 which included a free rewards card Turkey.

megsoro 11-19-2012 10:39 AM

Since it's just me (DBF is going to his aunts, who has a strict no Significant others policy) I'm making a lasagne, and freezing the left overs/taking some to work on Black Friday to help out the other poor souls who can't go home (but I don't know them well enough to have them at my home). So far my cost is $35, and I know I'll have leftovers :thumbsup2

Tinker'n'Fun 11-19-2012 10:40 AM

I am only feeding 7 but I purchased enough to feed more. We will have left overs.

It cost me $32.33 at one store and $12.73 at the other store. So around $46.00 for I would estimate 12-14 people.

lynxstch 11-19-2012 10:41 AM

Its just me and the hubby, so a 12 lb turkey was $11, I already had most of the vegetables, gravy, stuffing, etc. I bought the stuff to make pumpkin pies, the rolls, and a few other things..so I would say about $20 altogether. And that will provide leftovers for a few days!

wiigirl 11-19-2012 10:41 AM

Last year I think we spent ~$200 for 10 people but that included a few bottles of wine.

ilovemk76 11-19-2012 10:45 AM

That seems pretty cheap to me.

Our parties, including alcohol, cost about $15/person. We do have left overs.

We had 8 guests over for a past weekend. Some of them were teen boys. The food bill was $300 excluding the four pizzas we ordered. The house was barren when they left.

Kat77 11-19-2012 10:47 AM

Around $175 for 10-12 guests. I should probably consider a restaurant and skip the cooking. I don't enjoy it anymore.

java 11-19-2012 11:05 AM

7 people

I spent around $50 not including liquor which is yet to be bought. And I still have another couple of things to get but dh just called and said he got a Thanksgiving gift card from work *$25 big woop- but it should cover the extras plus some more. I think it was suppose to be a turkey card- cover the cost of the turkey kind of thing- but we got ours for free- actually 2 free since my dad got one too and he doesn't cook.

That's including the cost of the Appetizers(sausage wonton things that I make and chips and dip - debating adding chicken and bacon things- but I think that will be too much pre-food)

Spinach pie
Twice baked potatoes
mushrooms
Gravy
Cornbread and sausage stuffing
Turkey
Rolls- that I have to make thinking honey rolls.
Oh and a salad- that's the extra that I have not bought yet.

HeatherC 11-19-2012 11:06 AM

Ilovemk76...thank you for posting! You made me feel a "little" better. LOL! The 27 people includes 5 teenage boys who EAT! By Saturday, I will be at the market again.

I wish my bill was $30! But the turkey by itself was $20 so that is impossible..and no stores here do the free turkey thing.

But..it will be worth EVERY penny to have our entire family here to celebrate!

Can't wait for dinner now!:)

mickeyboat 11-19-2012 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by java (Post 46744646)
7 people

I spent around $50 not including liquor which is yet to be bought. And I still have another couple of things to get but dh just called and said he got a Thanksgiving gift card from work *$25 big woop- but it should cover the extras plus some more. I think it was suppose to be a turkey card- cover the cost of the turkey kind of thing- but we got ours for free- actually 2 free since my dad got one too and he doesn't cook.

That's including the cost of the Appetizers(sausage wonton things that I make and chips and dip - debating adding chicken and bacon things- but I think that will be too much pre-food)

Spinach pie
Twice baked potatoes
mushrooms
Gravy
Cornbread and sausage stuffing
Turkey
Rolls- that I have to make thinking honey rolls.
Oh and a salad- that's the extra that I have not bought yet.

Sausage stars? Those are my favorite!

pigletgirl 11-19-2012 11:13 AM

$150 at Costco and $125 at Dierbergs.

Tinker'n'Fun 11-19-2012 11:14 AM

I can't even fathom some of the higher prices:

14# turkey $7.00
12# turkey free
32 rolls $3.00
10# potato $2.99
5 - 6 pack bottles of soda $12.00
3 loaves bread - $2.10
celery - $.89
onion - $.25
turkey gravy mix - $.79
bells seasoning - $2.00
chicken broth (I have too much) - $3.30
pumpkin pie - $3.00
apple pie crust - $2.00 (apples free)
cranberries $1.00
Green Beans $3.00 (large package marked down)
Butter - $1.99
Cool Whip $1.00

I had a few coupons...

java 11-19-2012 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mickeyboat (Post 46744686)
Sausage stars? Those are my favorite!

Come on over!

chloelovesdisney 11-19-2012 11:30 AM

For six of us, around $175 but a lot of it is from a local gourmet store and will be delivered and ready to heat. I have no desire this year to spend a couple days prepping and cooking.


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