I'm taking a break after the first four hours of food prep at my mom's. This is one of my favorite days of the year. My mom and I--with some help from Bethany--cook all day. My step-dad passes in and out, getting in the way and messing with things. As the afternoon progresses everyone starts arriving with their contributions, including my step-sister Susan with her incredible Sugar Cream Pie.
The food will be out of this world, especially the famous stuffing, and we'll all ooh and ah as we eat it. And if I'm lucky, my mom will send home some leftovers.