This year we hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our home. My responsibility was the Thanksgiving trifecta - turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I kept things as simple as possible, given Thursday was my only day off from work. I cut a few corners with packets of gravy and potatoes made the day before so that my focus on Thursday could be cooking the turkey and enjoying our company! Bagheera, our cat, was happy to keep the seats warm for our guests.