i just came across a site (serious eats) that suggested (mostly in jest, i think) that there might be other choices for our national thanksgiving day main dish (spagetti carbonara?). i never heard of such a question, but it got me wondering, what do people who don’t like turkey eat for thanksgiving? i personally love the big bird, and would eat it until i was ill (seems i come close to that every nov. 22) but there must be people who don’t care for it. so do those people just eat the side dishes (certainly a grand meal in themselves) or do they make a cheeseburger for themselves?
my grandmother, who used to host massive thanksgiving day feasts, used to threaten every now and then to scrap the whole deal, and take herself to the red coach grill for dinner. i don’t think she ever did, but, again, i’d never even considered the idea of dining out on thanksgiving day. aside from not having any leftovers, it seems like maybe a good idea. have any of you ever tried it?
and maybe there is a little business in providing thanksgiving leftovers on the day after. you’d place your order, and we’d send out foil-wrapped and tupperweared (tupperworn?) portions of shredded turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, maybe some squash or turnip, green beans, all the fixin’s, and, for an extra fee, a selection of leftover pies. i think it could work. we go to a cousin’s house, which is nice for not having the set-up and clean-up, but i do miss the leftovers. i’ll have to give this some thought, and get back to you.
i hope everyone – no matter what you eat or where you eat it – has a safe and happy holiday.