Anyone can slap together a Thanksgiving struggle plate and throw it on the ‘gram. But a real Turkey Day spread—we’re talking greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, you name it—costs money. Sure, the holidays are a time to surround one’s self with family and friends, but those same freeloading relatives could set you back hundreds of dollars if you’re not careful.
Though tradition usually keeps a host from charging loved ones for Thanksgiving dinner, one family is apparently asking guests to fork over a good chunk money to stuff themselves on Thursday. Online, a Twitter user aptly named Cornbread Shawty posted that her aunt was upping the price of last year’s dinner from $20 to $30, and people started freaking out, unable to decide whether the move was ingenious, or just cheap.
To be fair, the $30 cover charge isn’t per plate, but per head, and includes dinner, drinks, and dessert. Basically, this aunt is selling her relatives a prix fixe menu, and would probably make promising restaurateur. Cornbread Shawty re-posted a photo of her family’s Thanksgiving “menu,” hoping the impressive list of dishes would help calm some of the critics online. Unfortunately, the plan backfired, and now people are inviting themselves to the Shawty family dinner table.
The real question here is whether the aunt gets to keep all the tips.
[via Twitter/Cornbread Shawty]