Oh man. Tomorrow, you'll be fist-first up a turkey and smiling big the whole time, right? I will be.
Something that has saved my sanity on various holidays is The Quick Bread. It can be eaten as a snack, a meal, whatever. Slather it with something - cream cheese, cream cheese frosting, butter, jam, turkey fat. Do with it what you will, but offer it to those who slide into your kitchen between 9 and 2 tomorrow, before there's anything out that they can pillage. This will save you from their expectations of a quick sandwich, a quick bite, a quick fistfight in the garage, culminating in a dramatic procession to the backyard, where you pour the cooler of leftover turkey brining solution into the hot tub. Top that next year.
I have to go wrangle some pie dough, and cut up another finger, but before I do I wanted to leave you with this recipe. It resulted in the three beauties above - I followed the recipe exactly as posted, but added in a bag of cranberries that I washed, sorted over (for stems and rot) and tossed in an additional tablespoon of flour, which keeps them suspended in the dense batter.
And I also wanted to wish you the best, most thankful day you can possibly imagine. I have had so much to be thankful for this year, and most of it happened just after Thanksgiving last year. Things that changed my life, things that fixed me, things that showed me how to fix myself. I am beyond thankful, and without sounding ridiculous, I am thankful for you. A little bit. Punches = Kisses. Much love, and go trip out on tryptophan.