Thanksgiving dinner to cost Texans more this year

TFB Thanksgiving Meal Report shows prices increased in 2016 WACO, Texas---- A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $48.85 this year, up $2.37 from a year ago, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) (Thanksgiving Meal Report.The survey records the cost of 10 holiday staples-including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pecan pie.

The 2016 report shows the average cost of this year's holiday dinner rose 5.1 percent from last year's price of $46.48. Turkey prices held steady, with a 16-pound frozen turkey ringing in at
$19.52. "The turkey is the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal, and the price didn't increase," said TFB President Russell Boening. "The turkey is oftentimes the largest expense in our Thanksgiving grocery basket, so it's nice to not see that ring an increase at the cash register."