I love the holiday season. I’m especially in love with Thanksgiving. Yes, Christmas is wonderful, but there is something special about gathering family and friends around the table for the comfort food feast. Before Eli, the gathering was always at my mom’s house. She taught me about opening the door and inviting anyone who didn’t have family to join us. We are a big appetizer family, so hours of prep and food devouring made for an all-day Thanksgiving affair. Our stuffed bellies eased just enough before the next round at Christmas, when we would do it all over again.