Well, the evening was a roaring success and I managed not to start crying until the door had closed on our departing friends (they are moving across the country in a few days and I am going to miss them like crazy)
The bird was HUGE! Rob ordered an 18lb free-range turkey and there are so many leftovers.
All the mains turned out really well, the one year old especially liked the stuffing. Then dessert came along. I have been hearing about this cheesecake for 5 years now and it lived up to the hype.
The recipe can be found on epicurious.