Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because, for me, food is an expression of love. Through the years, I have celebrated Thanksgiving with up to 40 people in my home for what is known by my guests to be a grand affair. Although this year will be a much smaller gathering, I look forward to the blessings of family, friends, and a few “orphans” with nowhere else to go. I love setting the Thanksgiving table with special holiday linens and table settings reserved for this day. And I especially love the rich aromas in my kitchen with the turkey roasting in the oven and all the heavenly side dishes and desserts.