Turkey-free Thanksgivings

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Ben Franklin may have regarded turkey as an honorable bird, but many folks don't think it's much of a palatable meal. The first Thanksgiving was a celebration of the harvest, and it's purpose was to give thanks for the bountiful crops. The feast consisted of many dishes, only one of which was turkey. So, even if you're insistent on mimicking the feast served by our ancestors, you're not stuck with a Turkey-only meal. Your Thanksgiving protein doesn't have to be a snoozer, so skip the tryptophan and mix it up a little. Here are some ideas for dishes for your turkey-free Thanksgiving.