Thanksgiving Dinner Classification 2014

By Karin L. Bogue

We are bringing back last year’s Thanksgiving Classification challenge. We had such a great response to this last year so we are adding a few more opportunities to win a gift card from Starbucks or Amazon. This article was originally published by Karin Bogue in 2011. 

Gobble! Gobble! As you think about what you will serve for Thanksgiving, consider the recent information provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The American Farm Bureau Federation stated that the average cost of the Thanksgiving meal would show a 13% increase, which brings the cost of a meal to feed 10 people to $49.20, a $5.73 increase from the previous average of $43.47. Don’t let the numbers get you down, because the price is still less than $5 a person. If the numbers are alarming, consider cutting back to avoid the leftovers and the extra holiday pounds, invite more people to enjoy the feast with you or bypass the cooking, and volunteer to serve meals at a local charity!

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we thought it would be fun to classify a Thanksgiving meal. We might as well exercise our brains a little before sitting down to the big feast!
Participate and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 10 Starbucks or Amazon Gift Cards. All you need to do is post your classifications for the items on our shopping list, suggest other food items, and share your plans for the holiday in the “comments” section.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

  1. Roasted Turkey (assume it was purchased frozen, NOT live)
  2. Green beans (fresh, not frozen)
  3. Mashed Potatoes (made from fresh potatoes and butter)
  4. Sweet Potatoes (fresh, not frozen)
  5. Butternut Squash (fresh, not frozen)
  6. Cranberry Sauce (canned, not fresh)
  7. Pumpkin Pie- Cooked
  8. Dinner Rolls – Fresh
  9. Chardonnay wine (750 ML 11.5% Alcohol / $15.00 bottle)

Karin L. Bogue, Esq. is an international trade consultant, as well as a professor of business law, management, global management, and general business courses. Karin is the author of a number of trade articles, textbooks, and compliance manuals.

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