PHOENIX - As we get ready to set the dinner table for Thanksgiving, the Arizona Farm Bureau has released its annual cost estimate for a turkey dinner for 2017.
Coming it at 13.5 percent less than last year, the bureau predicts the average cost will be $39.82 to feed 10 people.
So we set out for the second year in a row to see if we could find all the items AFB listed as part of its definition of a turkey dinner, but for cheaper.
The items and their average prices (excluding coupons, sales or other specials) are:
Turkey, 16 lbs: $14.24
Cube stuffing, 14 oz.: $2.42
Pumpkin pie mix, 30 oz.: $2.98
Pie shells (2): $2.00
Sweet potatoes, 3 lbs: $4.64
Brown & serve rolls, 12: $2.00
Frozen green peas, 1 lb: $1.00
Carrots and celery relish tray, l lb: $1.00
Whole milk, 1 gallon: $2.05
Fresh cranberries, 12 oz.: $2.50
Whipping cream, half pint: $1.98
*Misc. ingredients: $3.01
*Coffee, onions, eggs, sugar, flour, evaporated milk and butter
See the video above to see how we beat the price by more than $2.
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