Personally, I can't think of a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to spend it cooking for family and friends. One reason is, it makes me feel extra close to my grandmothers, both of whom have passed away. They were amazing cooks. When I was little, I loved hanging out in the kitchen while they cooked. I learned a lot just by watching. Now, whenever I'm preparing a special meal, I feel as though they're close by.
Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving.