I may have posted this before… but anyway... I have always followed the rule of six on Thanksgiving fare: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, baked yams, cranberry sauce, & pumpkin pie. That's it. I get all the other choices people like… The green bean casserole with the Durkee onions on top, sweet potato pie with marshmallows on top, eleven different kinds of pie, multiple different kinds of stuffing, five choices of salad, all sorts of vegetables ... But I don't see Thanksgiving as a reason to eat like I normally do. It's kind of Super Bowl of eating. I actually like broccoli and salad and eat it with almost every meal all year anyway. I don't prepare those for Thanksgiving though. Some people consider this weird. I'm gonna make bad choices on Thanksgiving, I'm going to be in a food coma for 72 hours. Starting Sunday night or again on Monday, I will be back to my vegetables and salad options, and the more balanced portions. But on the big day, I just don't understand why people want to have 27 different things in front of them while most people - in my experience - only choose four or five things anyway. By the way - gravy is a given. I just didn't list it. Ditto butter on everything. I like BOTH jellied and whole cranberry sauce. Whole is best on the plate but jellied works best on sammies later. Don't lie - that's the truth. Also, with all the stuffing options, I never prepare rolls or biscuits. Last year, I got the "How the shit did you not prepare bread for the table?" question from a few guests. My response - "There's a barrell of oyster stuffing & sage dressing over there, cousin shitbrain. You want Parker House rolls or Kings Hawaiian bread? Bring it your own self. I plan to eat stuffing and cranberry sauce sammies on Friday until my pancreas explodes. Now stfu and eat my food or I'll feed you to my chickens..." Or something like that. I may be exaggerating a tad. Thoughts, bitches?