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Nov 12, 2011 09:20 AM

How Abnormal Is It NOT to eat turkey @ Thanksgiving

our family isnt into turkey. we have ribs, shrimp, an oyster bake. some sides. are we out of control weird??

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  1. No. If you don't like turkey why bother with all the prep and work that comes with it only to be left with something you don't care for? Enjoy.

    1. It's only "abnormal" in the sense that most people do eat turkey, but if you and your family would rather have something else, by all means, do it! I myself am not into turkey, so when our little family goes out, hubby and kid do the turkey thing and I have beef or seafood, which I like SO much better than the bird (and its carcass in my fridge for the whole week afterward).

      Do what feels right for you...diversity is what this country is about.

      So you do an oyster bake? Can I come to your house for Tday? :)

      1. Not a single one of my vegetarian freinds eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Not abnormal at all.

        1. You're probably closer to the original Pilgrims' menu than you know. Turkey was not the centerpiece of the original menu, if it was on it at all.

          Statistics aren't everyting. March to your own drummer.

          1. Not abnormal at all. I think you should eat foods that evoke a genuine sense of gratitude, one of which is never, ever going to be turkey IYM. I don't hate turkey. It's just boring.

            This year I am going to eat alone on Thanksgiving, and I will have stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and something for dessert that is not pumpkin pie, which I truly do loathe. Either creme caramel or a cranberry tart.