I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here who helped me with my sometimes dumb questions. My first time hosting Thanksgiving was a success thank to you all (and my mom who was a great sous chef). Only really had a few major glitches... left the pie in a bit too long, and left the sweet potatoes under the broiler too long (followed the recipe that said 3 min but I guess mine got too hot), and it burned the marshmallows. The potatoes (which I got from a link to an Epicurious recipe on a thread here) were delicious though.
Also thanks to whoever posted about laying out the serving dishes with post-it notes noting what dish is for what food ahead of time, that was a huge help!