"Mom writes the assignment on the Thanksgiving Dinner invitations. They are hand delivered to your door. Inside the invite awaits your food assignment. That first Thanksgiving I was eagerly awaiting The Knock at our delightful condo on the Upper North side. When it came, I ripped open the envelope and my food assignment slipped out and fell to the floor. Reaching down, I said a prayer, 'Please let me have the relish tray.' I asked."