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The classic American dinner usually has a protein as the main focus (a.k.a. as the center of the plate) and two or three side dishes orbiting around it. And when it comes to the American dinner, there's nothing more iconic than Thanksgiving dinner, with the usual turkey taking that center-of-the-plate staring role. But maybe not …

I'll admit that I enjoy a good turkey and appreciate the tradition of serving it on Thanksgiving (or Christmas if you're in the UK). But truth be told, if someone were to forgo the big bird and serve me a well-cooked extra thick pork chop instead, I don't think I would complain. I would, however, really miss my day after Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwich!

If not turkey, then what are you planning on serving as the main attraction on Thanksgiving?