Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for November 17, 1997
Val: This year we're keeping things simple for the holidays. Joan: Ok. Val: No elaboate gifts we can't afford. No excessively gourmet dishes that take hours of prep. Joan: Fine. Holly: Whatever. Val: which means no homemade pumpkin pie. Joan: What? Val: Kidding. Joan: Don't toy with us.