As if one Thanksgiving dinner weren’t enough, we had two this past weekend. But all of it was good eating. On Thursday, Geoff and Steven got us an invitation to Becky and Dave’s Russian Hill apartment with a glittery view of Coit Tower. Becky and I discussed life after journalism as she served silky cheese from Cowgirl Creamery and roasted pears and cranberries on a cookie sheet. We started Saturday with lip-smacking pastries from Tartine and then got to cooking. Bryan and I decided to make truffle mac and cheese with parmesan and gruyere. We also wrapped basil leaves and prosciutto around dates. A swarm of other friends tended the turkey, braised brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and tossed salad. We laughed a lot, drained several bottles of wine, and worked off maybe 1% of the calories by playing Wii at the end of the night. When we left, we were feeling thankful for good friends, good cheer and a good holiday.