My mother will probably be surprised to learn this, but I sometimes dreaded the first few minutes of going home for the holidays. Isn’t it funny how you can see it in their eyes? “Hmmm, gained a little weight since we last saw you, haven’t you sweetie?” I hope not this year, even after yesterday’s meal. I spent my morning roasting a turkey that I liked better than my mother’s, so there. Just kidding, Mom.