If you are hosting! How much do you spend for thanksgiving day groceries?

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  1. HeatherC

    HeatherC <font color=blue>Alas...these people I live with t

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    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!;)
     
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  3. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

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

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    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
     
  5. Tinker'n'Fun

    Tinker'n'Fun <font color=purple>"apple", peaches, "pumpkin pie"

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    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.
     
  6. lynxstch

    lynxstch I Love Figment

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    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!
     
  7. wiigirl

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    Last year I think we spent ~$200 for 10 people but that included a few bottles of wine.
     
  8. ilovemk76

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    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.
     
  9. Kat77

    Kat77 <font color=blue>Now if I could just remember how

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

    java <font color=darkorchid>I am embracing the Turkey B

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    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.
     
  11. HeatherC

    HeatherC <font color=blue>Alas...these people I live with t

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    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!:)
     
  12. mickeyboat

    mickeyboat <font color=660099>Nothing like the cream and choc

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    Sausage stars? Those are my favorite!
     
  13. pigletgirl

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    $150 at Costco and $125 at Dierbergs.
     
  14. Tinker'n'Fun

    Tinker'n'Fun <font color=purple>"apple", peaches, "pumpkin pie"

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    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...
     
  15. java

    java <font color=darkorchid>I am embracing the Turkey B

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    Come on over!
     
  16. chloelovesdisney

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    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.
     
  17. lorimay

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    $150 at Publix
    $100 at Costco

    And still need to go pick up ham at the Honey baked store.

    20 people and everyone brings sides and desserts.
     
  18. Sorsha

    Sorsha <font color=royalblue>People, don't be like the ch

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    I am hosting, and about 16 people are attending. Here's my approximations, but bear in mind that some things are being contributed by others...

    22 lb Turkey (Butterball) = $25

    10 lb bag Sweet Potatoes (Costco) = $7 (there will be too much for one meal)

    20 lb bag white potatoes (Costco) = $7 (there will be too much for one meal)

    Other ingredients for Sweet Potato casserole (eggs, half-and-half, seasonings, butter, brown sugar, pecans = about $8 (but some of these are things I already have on hand or will be used in other dishes)

    Other ingredients for Pioneer Woman's mashed potato recipe (milk, butter, cream cheese, seasonings) = about $3 (but some of these are things I already have on hand or will be used in other dishes)

    Dressing (Breads, sausage, veggies, chicken broth, butter, herbs) = about $10 (but some of these are things I already have on hand or will be used in other dishes)

    Olives, pickles, etc = $5 (have most of this on hand already)

    Cranberry sauce (canned) = $2

    Juices to re-create AKL's Frunch recipe = $8

    Extra organic chicken broth for gravy, etc = $9

    Squash = free, from MIL's garden

    Green beans = Free, from SIL's garden

    Homemade rolls and butter = Free, SIL is providing

    Apple, pumpkin, and chocolate pies = Free, SIL and MIL are providing

    Coffee, coffee creamers, tea = Free, already have these on hand for daily use

    So, grand total: About $85, or about $5.30 a person. :goodvibes
     
  19. Hrhpd

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    We are having aproximately 20 people, (5 families). They are bringing the potatoes and some other stuff. I got the turkey for half with the savings card.

    I will spend approximately $500.00, if not more when you factor in the alcohol, drinks, appetizers, etc. (Turkey is brined in a few quarts of brown beer plus we are wine snobs)

    I just got back from the grocery store and spent almost $40.00 on just apples (pies, stuffing, Brussels sprouts.)
     
  20. pigletgirl

    pigletgirl <font color=green>You do have a life. It is just i

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    I understand. We haven't even purchased the alcohol yet. That is tomorrow. I didn't skimp this year. I want it done right!::yes::
     
  21. Sorsha

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    DH's family doesn't drink alcohol - complete tee-totalers. That's one reason I can get away with a cheaper budget.

    And if DH and I need a mixed drink after the family has gone home ::yes:: we have a well-stocked liquor cabinet at home already.
     

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