Presumably you’ve re-friended some folks since last year’s dinner/shiva.  This year over pumpkin pie, bring up the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case. In 2012 the owner refused to sell a wedding cake to a same sex couple. The Supreme Court will hear the case on December 5th.
Talking point: it’s not about religious freedom.  It’s about privileging Christian religion over the law of the land.  The law says the 11.20.17Cakeshop is free to sell anything it wants.  It is not free to decide whom to sell it to.
For a post-desert digestive, cue up Donna Summer and her eight and a half minute disco-fied version of MacArthur Park. Scream along with Donna: “Someone left the rainbow cake out in the rain.  I don’t think that I can take it, cause it took so long to bake it, and I’ll never have that recipe again.” 
Good news: we do actually have a recipe. We saw it in this year’s election. Discuss electoralizing the resistance on your I-can’t-believe-I-ate-the-whole-thing after dinner walk.  Next Thanksgiving, we’re serving up the mid-terms!