Holidays are a time for family, food, fun, and TRADITIONS. Each year for the last 10-12 years, we've had some sort of Thanksgiving feast at my house. It was always our TRADITION to have turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and lima beans at the meal. That salad and desserts might vary, and there might have been an additional side item, but those things were standard. When Ron joined the family, things changed a little. His family meal TRADITIONS were a little different from ours, but basically the same--turkey and dressing and mashed potatoes, but lima beans were exchanged for green beans and ham was added to the menu.