Not doing turkey or ham for Thanksgiving?
Then what are you doing?
I'm doing a cassoulet with duck confit and pork sausage. My first attempt at duck confit and cassoulet.
My SO (and me too, I guess) will always want traditional foods on Thanksgiving, but if you insist, my second choice would be a big platter of shrimp & scallops, & a fine big pot of Manhattan clam chowder. No football.
Our family almost always has a turkey, but some other things we've done are slamon, leg of lamb and cornish hens. We actually almost always do leg of lamb along with the turkey, though.