Red Truck Rural Bakery
Based in Virginia the crust is "slap your mama" good and no one will be the wiser that you didn't make it.
I'm thinking a classic apple pie and the double chocolate moonshine cake will make the meal.
Another favorite? Caroline's Cakes where the caramel cake is southern classic. $45 may seem steep but it will feed you and family of 20 all weekend long or be refrozen for later entertaining. If this doesn't please your mother -in-law, well, I can't help you.
With the food taken care of, I'm thinking it's good to bring a little something silly. Sometimes, families need a bit of help to get the laughter going. Getting the gene pool together all in one room usually leads to some fireworks. Like Jerry Seinfeld said, "There isn't such a thing as fun for the whole family."
So with that thought in mind, these adorable pilgrim themed hats add a touch to the tablescape and elicit a giggle. The pilgrim hat kit from Paper-Source makes 3 hats for $14. Can't wait to see the guests trying these numbers. (The lady hat reminds me of Kelly McGillis in Witness.)
After the Thanksgiving weekend is over, and it's time to send a note of gratitude to the brave one willing to allow us all in her home. This adorable mug meets post card would serve as an unexpected thank you note. From Bailey doesn't Bark (no relation) mug in gift box is $52 and pen's included.