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Help me plan my non-turkey Thanksgiving dinner, please?

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Help me plan my non-turkey Thanksgiving dinner, please?

TorontoJo | Sep 29, 2010 12:47 PM

So Canadian Thanksgiving dinner is less than 2 weeks away and I've been too busy to plan my dinner -- eek! Dinner will be on Sunday and there will be 8 adults and 2 kids. I'm going non-traditional this year, partly due to time constraints and partly due to the fact that I'll do a big turkey dinner for U.S. Thanksgiving next month.

So all I know at this point is that I'll be making one of my old standby recipes for a a roasted beef tenderloin:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

It's easy, the sauce is wonderful and it's always a crowd pleaser.

Honestly, I'm so busy and so tired right now that I simply am drawing a blank as to the rest of the menu. I would love some suggestion for first courses, side dishes and desserts that would complement the main course. I can peruse some of the numerous appetizer threads for before-dinner nibbles, but suggestions are more than welcome.

I have someone with a nut allergy, so other than no nuts, there are no restrictions.

Thanks 'hounds... I swear I'm normally more organized than this!

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