With all the talk about huge family gatherings and long-standing traditions, I thought I'd take a different spin on Thanksgiving. My siblings all live about 2-1/2 hours away and my mom is a good 8-9 hours away. It's just my daughter and me at our house. We decided this year not to travel for Thanksgiving. In the past, when we have decided not to cook for Thanksgiving, we always head to the Chinese Buffet. This year, we will continue this "tradition" (which, incidentally, began several years ago out of pure laziness), except we've added breakfast at Waffle House to the list. I figure by the time our breakfast settles, it will be time to head to the buffet and start all over. Best thing? No dishes to wash.