We had another “Orphan’s Thanksgiving” at our house where we invited friends and strangers to eat with us. As always, the fiancé was in charge of the turkey, while I made dairy-free mashed potatoes (just substitute cream for almond or coconut milk) and dairy-free/gluten-free pies (“Whole Foods” and “Raley’s” have good selections of pre-made crusts). I love formal dinners because I get to use my fancy china, real silverware, cloth napkins, travel coasters, etc. I love potlucks because everybody contributes to something delicious, such as bacon brussel sprouts and mulled wine. And I love our little tradition of playing “Quelf” at the end of the night. Just a couple more months and we get to do it all again!