first the hazelnut brussels sprouts
on the stove and ready to serve
then the mandatory group photo by bob
same crowd as in 1999 but one new addition and the previous 3 kinds moved to the background, and one with bob
and the plated meal minus gravy and two other salads (pear and walnut gorgonzola salad, and a regular salad)
Notice the mushroom stuffing and the garlic mashed potatoes guided by America's Test Kitchen then baked with a parmesan-bread-crumb-butter topping, served with a garnish of chopped chives, and then some taboule, always good at any meal.