Yeah, I know, odd behaviour for a guest but I do it all for you, dear readers. Plus it saves me from having to interact with people (lol!)
Something set off the fire alarm. I think it may have been all the candles. The fire department showed up. I believe this happened last time too. Oh well, it added some excitement to the evening.
There were twelve of us at the main table. There was another table of four, but it wasn't a kiddie table. No, part of the family is Orthodox Jewish so they cannot eat the same food, nor even sit at the same table. Still, they want to celebrate family and give thanks so they bring their own food and drink, and utensils and even their own plates, and we talk and eat together across the tables.
Here is the turkey. Yeah, they started carving before I could even get a good photo. It was yummy. Not dry like when I make it.