I'll admit that the giant bottle of wine has taken center stage at more than one Thanksgiving I've attended. Don't knock it! In general, this flow chart hones in an important rule of thumb for Thanksgiving cooking: consider your audience. Even if you make the best turducken around, if the majority of guests are vegetarian, your dish won't be a hit.
• See the full flow chart: Pondering What to Bring on Thanksgiving? Use this Chart at CHOW