Lots of pie!
This year I made two sour cream apple pies.
There were so many pies that I brought a whole one back home with me. This was fine with me. The recipe I used has lots and lots of apples and only enough sour cream to hold them together.
I liked being at the dinner because all the church members were enthusiastically serving and dressed in festive green.
Jackie, the smiling hostess, was elegant in a floor-length suit.
A tip to anyone new to Montana, or passing through: check the local paper, or ask local people, to find out if any of the churches are serving dinner that night. Most churches hold a fund-raiser during the year, often more than one. Look for bake sales and stores giving away cookies for a special event, too. In small-town Montana, those cookies are usually home baked.
If you're lucky, wherever you go, homemade food will be waiting for you just around the corner.