I have been hosting Thanksgiving at my house since my oldest daughter was born. I've only missed one year in that time... My second daughter was born in October 2007 and I wasn't really ready for a big feast at my house so soon after having a baby. But otherwise I have been cooking a turkey and doing my best to make it all happen since 2005.
This year once again I will be cooking the turkey, mashing the potatoes, roasting root vegetables around the bird, and making a pie. The rest will be brought over by friends and family. The kids have been working on holiday decorations for a few weeks now... As I type these words my sweet potato pie is baking and producing a heavenly aroma. I have never made sweet potato pie... so hopefully it will turn out well. I am using Alton Brown's recipe and I feel a little nervous about the consistency of the filling... but I will be keeping my fingers crossed. I'm sure it will be better than the disastrous pecan pie from last year.