The full menu:
Carrot, sweet potato & ginger soup with ancho-sour-cream topping
Cauliflower "cous cous" pilaf
NPR's recipe for Mother Stamberg's horseradish cranberry sauce
Dessert: Both plain and experimental pumpkin pie, brought by a guest. She asked if she could be creative, and in deference to my MIL I said "not too creative."
The experimental pie was a thick puree of pumpkin, cream cheese and spices, including chipotle. She cooked it on a waffle iron. Choice of toppings of mascarpone-whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, and chopped pecans.
I don't much care for pumpkin pie, but this was amazing!