Here are some of the cheesy decorations we have in the house. This actually came from the Mrs' parents.
Here's the turkey (all 28 pounds) brined and stuffed.
Me and the boy stuffing and putting sage butter under the skin.
I went with a traditional white bread stuffing with apples and pears. This was a keeper.
Here's the dessert table in the living room. The pies (apple, pumpkin and pecan) eventually went on a 3-tier pie rack and there were some cupcakes and cookies brought by an in-law..
The turkey fresh out of the oven (after 6 hours cooking) with the cheese cloth removed. I use maple syrup, butter and chicken stock to keep the cheese cloth wet. The turkey was so big it overlapped the roasting pan and a lot of syrup dripped in the oven. Good thing the oven is self-cleaning.
The turkey on the cutting board. I carve it in the kitchen and put it in chafing dishes. We don't have room (and I don't have the patience) for traditional table-side carving.
And here's the feast at the main buffet. (From back to front) Turkey, stuffing, port wine demiglace gravy (bought at the meat market), garlic and chive mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (made by my sister-in-law), corn and string bean casserole (made by the Mrs' sister). There was also rolls, corn bread, olives, cranberry sauce on the other table.
And there you go - until next year.