A section on NBC’s “Today” on Saturday prompt American households may drop the normal Thanksgiving turkey from their tables this year to deal with inflation.

“With inflation on the rise, prices are going up on everything from your Thanksgiving meal to your gifts for the holidays,” anchor Kristen Welker stated to introduce the section.

NBC News correspondent Vicky Nguyen famous the 6.2 % rise in costs in October from a year in the past – a three-decade excessive – calling it “real money.”

Turkeys are displayed for sale at a Jewel-Osco grocery store ahead of Thanksgiving, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 18, 2021.

Turkeys are displayed on the market at a Jewel-Osco grocery retailer forward of Thanksgiving, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. November 18, 2021.
(REUTERS/Christopher Walljasper)

In addition to setting a meal funds with a web-based app and shopping for retailer relatively than identify manufacturers, Nguyen stated one thing she admitted could also be controversial.


“Perhaps forgo the turkey,” she stated. “Bear with me. I know that is the staple of the Thanksgiving meal. However, some people think turkey is overrated. It tends to be the most expensive thing on the table. Maybe you do an Italian feast instead.”

Nguyen added that in the event you inform friends you are dumping the turkey, “some guests may drop off the list, and that’s a way to cut costs too.”

“I’m not recommending it, I’m just offering it,” she stated, as Welker joked, “keep the pie.”

While the section was light-hearted, the costs on American households aren’t a laughing matter. A Fox News ballot final month confirmed a powerful majority of Americans expressing concern over inflation and a rising share falling behind on funds.

FILE PHOTO: Gas prices grow along with inflation as this sign at a gas station shows in San Diego, California, U.S. November, 9, 2021.

FILE PHOTO: Gas costs develop alongside with inflation as this signal at a gasoline station reveals in San Diego, California, U.S. November, 9, 2021.
(REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo)

On an analogous notice, NBC beforehand revealed a piece titled, “Turkey Social Media photos promote harmful obsession with meat” in 2019, urging Americans not to publish footage of their turkey dinners due to how it might “promote violence unnecessarily – including the violent origins of our food.”

NBC’s liberal cable arm MSNBC took a darker activate the vacation over the weekend, airing a extensively panned section tying Thanksgiving to “genocide” that continues to be “on the menu.”