For some reason, a big chunk of our family is coming to MA. (many from quite far) for this Thanksgiving. I lost count......but these are mostly from the "small" side of our family. If the other side came, we'd need a banquet hall. I think we are going to have about 16-18, most of them staying here or nearby for a few days. That's pretty big for us because our family is based everywhere from Panama (one ex-pat) to Florida to NJ, etc.... This should be quite a scene. I notice some of the women are putting together this giant menu. They want me to add things and comment on it. My basic philosophy on this stuff is that no matter how much food they prepare and put out, I'm going to be full after about 15 minutes, so it hardly matters. Of course, my other choice is just continue eating and get sick...haven't been sick from eating too much in years! More likely I will take a very small piece of everything, including some cheesecake for desert. We are going to have a crazy house for about 9 days, though. Good thing we have lots of private spaces (like my basement) to escape to. When you put about 3 or more of us together, it's impossible to hear much...the Italian in us comes out, the voices get louder and the arms start waving! Anyone else having the large crowds this year? How many?