Great family tradition for Thanksgiving: Each person submits a thing they are grateful for. Type them up and roll into the dinner rolls. It is fun to find them all - even more fun to guess who they belonged to.
Easy yummy dinner all in one dish. The potatoes might do better quartered (instead of halved). And I made it using Ranch mix (we were out of Italian mix) and it was still tasty. Oh, and a 1/2 stick of butter (rather than a whole stick) is probably fine.