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Thanksgiving Dinner for Two? Five Alternatives to Turkey

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Turkey for two is too much turkey.
Thanksgiving. Dad trying to carve the turkey while keeping an eye on the football game. Mom self-medicating by dosing the gravy with gin. Uncle Stu showing a little too keen an interest in what a fine young woman little Sally is turning into. And your dealer has taken the holiday off.

Yeah, sometimes it's better -- or made compulsory by various restraining orders -- to skip the family reunion and have a quiet Thanksgiving dinner with that special someone in your life.

Of course, even a smallish turkey will be too much food for two people, so unless tradition is that important to you (or you love leftover turkey sandwiches that much), consider one of these very sensible alternatives.

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A roasted chicken. Shrink picture by about 80% for roasted cornish game hen.
Roasted Chicken

Provides the advantages of turkey -- crisp, brown skin to admire as it's set at the center of the table; you can carve it all fancy-like -- with the added bonus of not tasting like turkey. Plus, if you set it on the table and then stand on the other side of the room and squint, you can pretend for a moment that it is, in fact, a turkey.

Roasted Cornish Game Hens

Provides the advantages of turkey and chicken -- crisp, brown skin to admire as it's set at the center of the table; you can carve it all fancy-like, albeit with a Swiss Army knife -- with the added bonus of being able to fit a whole bird onto each hand and use them as puppets to reenact the first Thanksgiving.

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