I spent about $100 US on Turkey Day and about that much for Christmas/Festivus for the Rest of Us. Turkey Day I fed 6 once and then 4 of us worked on the left overs. Also, I like a lot of leftovers since there are so many things that are only made once or so a year. For Christmas/FftRoU I'm only feeding three, but again - leftovers is where it's at!
Do you have specific meals or do you vary?
For T-Day, I always make turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, my mom's famous dressing and then the rest is kinda whatever I feel like. This year I made some new things that I think shall become tradition. For Christmas/Festivus, I tend to vary. This year we're starting with homemade spinach artichoke dip then grilling filet mignon and I'm making twice baked potatoes and lemon butter ari covert for Eve and then, overnight I'm making a big Yankee pot roast for Day. In the morning I'll make French Toast and right before we have dinner, I'll make biscuits. Also, we always have eggnog at T-Day and Christmas - preferably spiked, LOL! Oh, and I'm making a scratch carrot cake, though I wish I were making my aunt's awesome red velvet. I see that in the very near future. ^_^ For NYE, I'm going to make some White Russian Truffles to send out to family and gorge on.
Bonus Non-Food Question! Why does Santa skip the poor Jewish kids? Santa has nothing to do with little Baby Jesus so I don't get it. If anything, shouldn't he sort of be all YEAH, well I don't discriminate, Baby Jesus! I love ALL the good children, not just the ones who were duped into thinking your birthday is anywhere near