A friend of mine once said that being a vegetarian at Thanksgiving must be like being a Jew at Christmas. Funny, but not necessarily accurate. You see, being a vegetarian at Thanksgiving is pretty easy. Most of the side dishes are perfectly suitable for me. Sweet potatoes? Check. Brussels sprouts? Check. Corn? Cranberry sauce? Stuffed mushrooms? Done, done, and done. When it comes to my family, the only side that's ever really up for debate is the stuffing (we're Italian, so that means sausage), but I could skip that entirely or make bread stuffing if I was really up for it. So you see, there's plenty of stuff out there for me to eat at Thanksgiving.
Just not, you know, the turkey.