Probably not the best planning on our part, but who plans these things? Seguin and I will probably be "two" for thanksgiving this year, depending on what Stuart decides to do. On one hand, it certainly ratchets down the pressure factor, and on the other, well, I miss Dennis. But we have decided---Okay, *I* decided, to be daring this year...instead of our normal menu: Turkey, dressing, gravy, rolls, candied sweet potatoes, summer squash casserole, cranberries, we will have Turkey, dressing, gravy, rolls, butternut squash puree, sprouts with cranberries and balsamic syrup, and whiskeyed carrots. Oh, and blueberry jello salad, as always. This may not sound very daring to you, but you have no idea how tradition bound we are. Since we aren't having candied sweet potatoes, we are falling back on sweet potato pie (my own recipe, which is awful good).
And, of course, Pecan Pie. I am a purist, so it is easy: