This Thanksgiving, we're doing something different. After sharing almost every Thanksgiving of my life with my parents, I was at a loss this year because they're both now gone. I am (so very, very) lucky to have a dear friend who is willing (enthusiastic, even!) to lump us in with her family for the holiday, and I can't wait. (She throws a great party, and this will be no exception.)
I offered to bring the oyster dressing, and planned to use my mom's recipe. But I couldn't find it. Panic ensued.