Wallets to lose weight after Thanksgiving

This Oct. 8, 2012, file photo shows a Thanksgiving dinner plate of cider brined turkey with sage gravy, peach cranberry sauce, sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, sausage pecan stuffing, arugula pear salad with pomegranate vinaigrette and goat cheese and herb crusted sweet potatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The only thing losing weight after Thanksgiving dinner will be the wallets of American consumers.

This year the cost of a dinner for 10 people hit a new record high of $50.00. That’s according to the American Farm Bureau. They started tracking thanksgiving costs almost 30 years ago.

The family meal is up $0.70 from last year. In 1986 when the first survey was conducted a Thanksgiving dinner cost about $28.00 and it’s been going up a little more each year.

Not everything is more expensive. The numbers also showed prices are down for dairy items, cranberries, and peas.


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