Thanksgiving is the one holiday that does not involve gift giving. I like it. I love the simple pleasures of cooking, talking, chilling and then feasting to the best meal of the year. Yes! What is your tradition? I love my mother's gravy. Every year we make one new thing. This year we are incorporating a 'root roast'. Parsnips, beets, and rainbow carrots from the garden with some olive oil and herbs. My mother is making a pumpkin pie with mascarpone for dessert. Our stuffing is a recipe from my Grandfather, which is made with dried apricots and sausage. Did I mention the green beans poached in white wine? ooooh...then we get to hang out by the fireplace until the eye lids fall. yes.