Abby removes the brussel sprouts from the oven.
Thanksgiving table, set for 17.
Avram's brother-in-law, Mark, with children Gil and Sarah.
Dinner was hosted at the Mandell residence in Baltimore, where everyone pitched in.
Abby presents the stuffing for approval.
Avram prepares to serve the pumpkin soup, presented by his father, Wallace.
Avram prepared a chart with the meal plan and cooking assignments, to guide us through our gastronomical journey. Everything was vegetarian (except the turkey and gravy), dairy-free (except the table butter and some of the pies), and wheat-free (except the assorted breads and the pie crusts).
Gary inspects the turkey, freshly deep-fried.
David thoughtfully prepares the green beans.
Avram serves the pumpkin soup while his father, Wallace, looks on.
Craig made these loaves of braided white, wheat, and pumpernickel breads, in honor of Avram's late mother, Sarah, who always made them on Thanksgiving to recognize the many different types of people who came to celebrate with their family.
Craig made this tart cranberry sauce.
Like an avian sommelier, Gary presents the fried turkey to Wallace for approval before carving.
Craig made this dairy-free, gluten-free macaroni and cheese.
Craig's carbo-loaded plate. Clockwise, from six o'clock: macaroni and cheese, baked Yukon potatoes, wheat bread, pumpernickel bread, mashed sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and stuffing with tart cranberry sauce and sweet cranberry relish.
Jorge and Angel get caught licking the whipped cream bowl.
Gil chows down on Avram's sweet cranberry relish.
Gil and Abby tell knock-knock jokes.
"Knock-knock." "Who's there?" "Interrupting gecko." "Interrupting gecko who?"
Gil and Sarah entertain Abby and Avram.
Gil, Abby, and Sarah tell knock-knock jokes.
Hope displays the tattoo she got in Florida two days earlier, in solidarity with her sister for her sister's 50th birthday.
Avram reflects on the evening.
Friday night, Abby and Avram conduct the first showing of their wedding video.