At its best, Thanksgiving's bounty inspires gratitude; at its worst, vegetarian angst. Non-meat eaters, when faced with a table that could be confused with a turkey temple, often fixate on the meat. They scratch their heads and wonder, "What's in it for me?"
The answer: A lot. A whole lot. Vegetarians can eat creamy vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and a vegetarian gravy that's just as good -- even better -- than any made with meat or chicken stock.
Even without the turkey, vegetarians have a lot to be thankful for.
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.