Yesterday, 46 million turkeys were the center of culinary delight. About 26 million turkeys were cooked in electric ovens, and the rest prepared mainly with natural gas, according to www.fuelfix.com.
So how much did it cost to cook a turkey in an electric oven?
According to TXU electric utility, about 8 kilowatt-hours were required to cook each turkey for 4 hours. Most residential customers pay between 9 and 14 cents per kilowatt-hour so the turkey cooking cost typically between 82 cents and $1.12.
In Hawaii cooking a turkey cost $2.40 where each kilowatt-hour costs 30 cents.
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and reflects just a moment on its origin as a national holiday, when President Lincoln made it one at the end of 1863, in an effort to unify all Americans, by reminding us all of our blessings.