I have the fortune of having some wonderful friends who make sure that I’m never alone during the holidays. I will be joining one such extended family for dinner this afternoon. Tomorrow, I’ll be having yet another turkey meal — the club has a tradition of cruising out to Angel Island for Thanksgiving weekend and frying a turkey on the beach. I made 4 chocolate espresso pecan pies last night. 1 for today, 2 for tomorrow, and 1 to keep and share with Penny‘s family.