November 8, 2012 |
Between the turkey, the sweet potatoes, the cranberries and the pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving dinner will cost consumers more this year - but not by much. Households will shell out, on average, $49.48 for a party of 10, or 28 cents more than last year. That's less than a 1% increase and still less than $5 a person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation . Consider last Thanksgiving, when the cost of dinner soared 13% in the largest hike since 1990. The price survey, which has been conducted every year since the meal cost $28.74 in 1986, has shown increases since 2008.
November 24, 2011 |
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords marked another milestone in her recovery Thursday, serving Thanksgiving dinner to troops at a Tucson military base in what her office said was the first constituent event since an attempt on her life in January. Giffords and her husband, retired Navy captain Mark Kelly, joined approximately 400 airmen, military retirees and their families at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in her district. On the menu: a traditional Thanksgiving meal, plus prime rib, baked ham, shrimp, assorted cheeses and desserts.
November 23, 2011 |
Houston might be green bean casserole heaven. Where else would chefs work hard to provide an upscale (read: adult) version of the gloppy Thanksgiving staple made from canned mushroom soup, milk, green beans and French-fried onions. "It's a standard in the South," Executive Chef Mike Potowski at Benjy's in Houston explains. "If you don't offer it, it's taking something away from Thanksgiving dinner. " And offer it he does, but not in the "traditional" way. Potowski makes his dish with local green beans blanched in saltwater and forest mushrooms blended with an aromatic bechamel sauce topped with home-fried onion rings.
November 22, 2011
SERIES Knights of Mayhem: Big money is on the line as Charlie and the Knights of Mayhem joust at the Sherwood Forest Faire in Texas, in this new episode (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). Rock Stars: In the premiere of this new dangerous profession series a crew works to stabilize the slopes along a busy highway in the heart of Washington's Cascade mountains (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic). The Biggest Loser: The trainers prepare Thanksgiving dinner in a two-hour episode of the unscripted series (8 p.m. NBC)
November 19, 2011 |
A gathering of GOP presidential candidates on Saturday was unlike any other this year, when instead of finger-pointing and slashing at one another's records, they told deeply personal tales about faith, family and failures that left half of the six participants weeping. Rick Santorum described how, when his disabled 3-year-old daughter was born, he did not let himself love her for the first five months to make her expected death less painful. Herman Cain choked up twice, talking about when he learned he had Stage 4 cancer and the realization, looking back on his life, that he failed to spend enough time with his children.
November 11, 2011 |
It's hard to feel grateful when Thanksgiving dinner costs 13% more than it did last year. The American Farm Bureau Federation, which puts out an annual cost report on the nation's most famed meal, said that a classic holiday feast for 10 people — including turkey, sweet potatoes, rolls and stuffing — will run $49.20 this year, up from $43.47 in 2010. It's the biggest jump in Thanksgiving meal prices, percentage-wise, since 1990. Breaking down the costs, the federation said a 30-ounce package of pumpkin pie mix will be 16% more than last year, a pound of frozen green peas will be up 17% and a gallon of whole milk will be 13% higher.