Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means it’s time to indulge in your favorite fall foods, have fabulous conversations with friends and family, and reflect on all that you’re thankful for.

(Oh, who are we kidding? You’ll probably be slave to your kitchen and gorged to the gills, but at least you’ll have a day off work!)

Whether your sentiment is reflected in the first or second version of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve curated a selection of images to get you in the mood to celebrate, and hopefully whet your appetite in the process. Scroll on to see a few of our favorites, then head over to our featured lightbox, “Festive Feast,” for a full selection of images inspired by holiday cuisine.

sarsmis | Raw vegetables for roasting on a baking tray
sarsmis | Raw vegetables for roasting on a baking tray
stockcreations | Fresh autumn pumpkin soup
stockcreations | Fresh autumn pumpkin soup
Popmarleo | Orange spicy carrots seamless pattern
Popmarleo | Orange spicy carrots seamless pattern
Steve Cukrov | Closeup of a woman with an apron and oven mitts holding a roasted turkey
Steve Cukrov | Closeup of a woman with an apron and oven mitts holding a roasted turkey
Jill Chen | Hands brushing egg whites on raw pasta
Jill Chen | Hands brushing egg whites on raw pasta
geraria | Seamless pattern Thanksgiving day illustration
geraria | Seamless pattern Thanksgiving day illustration
ElenaGaak| Cheesecake with fresh blueberries on white plate
ElenaGaak| Cheesecake with fresh blueberries on white plate
Monkey Business Images | Group of friends enjoying a meal 
Monkey Business Images | Group of friends enjoying a meal 
Kati Molin | Mulled wine with cinnamon stick and star anise
Kati Molin | Mulled wine with cinnamon stick and star anise

View our full “Festive Feast” lightbox for more enticing images of holiday food »

Top image: Traditional Chinese mooncakes by szefei