We had potato salad one Thankgiving because we did a potluck. It worked for us, so my Grandma did not spend all day in the kitchen. If we had the traditional type dinner she would have spent all day in the kitchen. This was in Kansas where we had the potato salad for Thanksgiving.
Mac and cheese seems like in everyday dish for Thanksgiving, but I guess so are mashed potatoes.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
26th president of US (1858 - 1919)