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Five Thanksgiving buffet foods that have nothing to do with Thanksgiving

The only thing Americans love more than a buffet is a holiday buffet. We also love that the fourth Thursday every November is a thinly-veiled justification for a massive meat-and-starchy gorge by evoking images of shysty Pilgrims and wary Natives sharing corn on the cob. But the real gem of the Thanksgiving buffet is finding those asymmetrical dishes that lazy, cash-strapped or jackassy relatives plop on the table and hope no one notices. Their irregular contributions add a certain flavor, and whether anyone bothers to sample them or not, the buffet table wouldn't be the same without them.

Here is our top five list of Thanksgiving buffet foods that have nothing to do with Thanksgiving.

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