Thanksgiving is an important festivity in the United States, which is mainly a harvest festival where people come together to give thanks, gratitude and appreciation for what they have (both material and not) and it is said that the first one was celebrated in 1621 in Plymouth. The holiday falls on the fourth Thursday of November and giving many people a four day weekend and therefore another reason to be thankful for.
The main feature of thanksgiving is the turkey and all the food that comes around it from the stuffing to the yams to the pumpkin pie, and therefore very meat oriented, however if you wish to have an alternate Thanksgiving and have a meatless one for various reasons you and your family are vegetarian or you are trying to cut down on meat, you can, and here are some ideas.
For the main course go with a tofu turkey or also known as a tofurkey, which you can buy and cook like a regular turkey and if you want another main entrée definitely try a white lasagna (which has mushrooms and cream instead of tomato sauce and ground meat)
While another important part of the Thanksgiving buffet is the stuffing, try taking away the meat and add garlic, celery, onion, mushrooms, sage and parsley.
For the dishes that accompany go with a soup like a butternut squash and carrot soup, and for the rest of the side dishes most of them are vegetables like the string bean casserole or the yams with marshmallows, but you can also be creative and make some oven baked eggplant with the vegetarian stuffing on top or even a veggie plate with hummus as a dip.
And for dessert most of them are good as they are like apple pie, pecan pie , pumpkin pie or even sweet potato pie.