The baking has already begun in earnest at our house, as pies and cakes are being made for Thursdays trip to Grandma's house. We'll also be doing the turkey and ham and my personal favorite root vegetable - turnips (not the green part). I am the only one who likes turnips at our gathering, which is good since it means huge portions for me plus leftovers to eat with the best part of Thanksgiving food...the leftovers. I really think I put up with the main meal just so I can have hot turkey sandwiches smothered in gravy over the next few days. Accompanied by the leftover canned cranberry sauce which has started to "melt", reheated stuffing, and the aforementioned turnips, it is as grand a meal as any ever dished in this country.