Which traditional Thanksgiving foods can you not do without? Is it the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, the mashed potatoes? Where I come from, it's almost criminal if a Thanksgiving turkey doesn't have a side of gravy. How else are you going to deal with Aunt Helen's dry bird?
This year, offer to make the gravy and learn a skill that can be utilized all year-round — make this gravy with chicken, too! Because I believe tossing out the vitamin- and flavor-packed giblets that come with your turkey or chicken is kissing goodbye the opportunity for a proper giblet gravy.