Not only does Thanksgiving involve eating lots of food, it also calls for a remarkable lack of physical activity. The simple act of transporting food to the meal (a pan of gingerbread in my case) complicates travel by any means other than a car or taxi. Then people want to sit around and talk or watch TV. I had to insist on an evening walk last night.
Both of my bicycles currently have limited carrying capacity. I'm looking into a large front basket for the Takara, and just having a rack on the back. Currently I have a small basket - about 8"X14" - mounted to the rear rack.