How do you deal with it when your family repeatedly refuses your offers to host Thanksgiving because they just can't get past needing to eat turkey on that particular day? We go through this every year with my husband's family and it really stings. Their house is too small to host so we are always the one to offer. However, they never accept so we often end up with just our small nuclear family on Thanksgiving (me, husband & 2 kids). I just don't get it. If someone offers to cook you a multiple course dinner, complete with all of the grocery shopping and clean up and all you have to do is show up and eat it, who cares if there is no meat at that one meal? Isn't spending time with your family and grandchildren more important? I have even (albeit reluctantly) offered to let them bring their own small pre-cooked turkey if it meant that they would come. This hasn't happened though. I am just so bummed (especially for my kids' sakes) as here I am, planning another delicious gourmet vegetarian dinner and having to halve all of the recipes... I would be grateful for any advice or support. Thank you.