I find tofurkey and other meat-shaped vegetarian items to be somewhat of a an oxymoron, that being said I've never had the want or desire to become a vegetarian and haven't tried any of those products. Some may be good, some may not but I'll never know the difference.
Turduckins are a masterpiece of all things gone crazy in a low country kitchen and the site of one being served is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. When I first heard about them, I didn't go the extra step to think they had the bones removed but duh
there's no other way to get one inside the other without doing so. It's the brain child of someone who really, really loves meat. I think the piece de resistance would be if it had a bacon weave on the outside. Sadly, I've never actually had the pleasure but I'm sure it's wonderful.
One year, we decided that we didn't want to do the big turkey thing, you know the 10-pounders. So we got a breast "roast" -- worst thing I think I've ever had in my life. Try it and it tasted not off...just not like turkey. We will never do that again.
We had the traditional spread this year: turkey, rolls, sweet potato casserole w/ marshmallows, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, stuffing, lima beans and gravy to drizzle over it all. We're going to have plenty for days.
I can't recall anything that was super creative or out of the ordinary ever being served at Thanksgiving, we're all way too stuck in our ways for that. The most unique thing I've ever seen was a tradition of my dad's. Every year he carved roses out of radishes and turkeys out of apples. He would go to the farmer's market and pick out the brightest red apples, a couple of yellow apples and then some that were just ever so slightly orange. One of my fondest memories.