The Real Cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner

By Ben Steverman and Yvette Romero - 2012-11-19T22:20:01Z

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More gravy, please! It's a familiar call at Thanksgiving and you'll need plenty, so it can't be lumpy. "It boggles my mind that people think lumps are a problem," says Colicchio. "Just use a strainer!" These basics can help with preparing gravy.

$20: Williams-Sonoma Stock Concentrate

$15: Oxo 4-Cup Fat Separator, includes strainer and stopper, Bloomingdale's

$13: Martha Stewart Stainless Steel Whisk, Macy's

Running Tally: $583