The Big Eat!
The Gigantic Gorge!
But all of that food doesn't fix itself, you know!
So Tuesday afternoon, Janet Wheeler headed to the Midtown Winn Dixie to do some grocery shopping.
"Here's my menu," she said, clutching a slip of paper. "I picking up a few things today and some more tomorrow as we get closer to the day."
Janet says she plans to fix some favorite dishes for visiting family, but she won't be neglecting the holiday must-haves.
"I've got some stuffing, some potatoes, " she said, "just the basics."
And Yolanda Wheeler wants to make sure everyone cleans their plate.
"My family loves ham, "she said, plundering through the store cooler, "and I love smoked turkey and I love fried turkey, but my children love ham!"
Yolanda wants to make sure everyone at the dinner table is satisfied.
And to achieve that satisfaction, you've got to spend a little cash.
But how much?
Well, according to Farm Bureau, this year's average cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, with turkey being the main course, including pumpkin pie for dessert, a 10 serving meal will cost you an average of $49.48.
That's only a few cents off last year's check out receipt.
And the manager of the Midtown Winn Dixie, Heath Edwards, said local cooks have already been stocking up.
"Even last week we saw a lot of traditional Thanksgiving items going through the registers, as much as two weeks ahead of time," he said.
Jamonica Marshall plans to spend more than $49.48.
She's spending $200 on Thanksgiving groceries!
Why so much?
"There will probably be about fifty people at my house!" she said.
How can Jamonica Cook for so many?
"I'm actually a chef!" she says, laughing.
And one more thing... Thanksgiving night Christmas shopping?
Forget it, says Jamonica.
Thanksgiving at her house, she said, is all about food and family.