Judge not, sayeth the Lord. Massive, elaborate feasts deplete bank accounts and add inches to the girth. If some families choose to eat beans and wienies so they can buy that big screen TV, who’s to say they’re not thankful for their bounty?
You are what you eat.
I think you miss the point of the entire piece. She is saying that it is important to put extra effort into preparing the Thanksgiving meal, that it is a special day that calls for dressing up a bit and not wearing pj pants.
None of this require a huge dent in one’s bank account