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My 2008 Thanksgiving Eating Strategy Dilemma

A good Thanksgiving eating strategy ensures that you don't get nauseatingly full, but still achieve maximum meal satisfaction.

Back in the day, I wouldn't strategize. I would simply eat as much of everything as was humanly possible. Then one day on the way home from Thanksgiving dinner, feeling miserable with food, I realized that my non-strategy strategy wasn't working for me. I wanted to enjoy the food and not feel terrible for hours afterward. And thus was born the yearly eating strategy.

Last year my strategy was to eat a lot of mashed potatoes and gravy (my MIL makes killer mashed potatoes and gravy), a tiny taste of turkey, yams, and one slice of pie. It was a success.

I'm having trouble coming up with a strategy this year. The only thing I know for sure is that I'm going to try some dark meat (if turkeys still come with dark meat). I've lost my taste for turkey, and someone suggested I try the dark stuff. Other than that, I'm at a loss. I wonder if I've experienced too many Thanksgiving dinners and the novelty has worn off. Any suggestions?

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