OP here! I just wanted to kind of respond to some of the things that people said.
I didn't realize that people loved mashed potatoes so much! DH can take them or leave them, and I detest them. I don't want to make something i don't like. I figured replacing with another potato dish wouldn't be such a stretch.
As far as not serving stuffing as a side dish, I thought it would be a little much to serve that in addition to the muffins. Same goes for not serving the bread.
The only people we will be hosting is each set of our parents and my SIL. I think my mom will really like everything on the menu....she's just excited that she doesn't have to cook! My stepdad doesn't care much about food either way. My MIL grew up in Europe and only moved here when she was in her 20's so there's no traditions that she will associate with T-Day. Unfortunately her idea of great mashed potatoes is the kind that come in the box. That's what the eye roll was for; I'm sorry.
As far as not serving pie: in the past when I've made pumpkin pie, I don't like the way it turns out and after reading about so many other yummy pumpkin desserts, I wanted to try a new one.
I will let my FIL bring the bread, since that is his tradition and I do like it. I was just afraid that it would carb-heavy...but I guess it's supposed to be on T-Day!
Also I will replace the salad with something else, I guess it is pretty exotic for our families. Any suggestions for a replacement? Both of our families serve very carb-heavy and starch-heavy foods for Thanksgiving and I want something a little lighter, especially since DH is doing P90X and wants to avoid most of that anyway.
For people that wanted recipes: the champagne turkey is EASY. Stuff cavity with chopped apples and celery. Make a rub of salt, pepper, rosemary and sage and cover the bird with that. Open champagne. Do a taste test and make sure the champagne is good
Place turkey on rack in pan and pour the entire bottle over it, making sure to get some in the cavity. Do the same thing with a can of chicken broth. Tent the bird with foil and roast at 350* for however long your bird takes.
Stuffing muffins: prepare your stuffing however you like. I make mine with cubed bread, onion, celery, dried sage, dried thyme and a little crumbled sausage. Then I just used a box of Jiffy cornbread mix and prepared that according to instructions. In well greased muffin tins (or use papers) put a spoonful of the stuffing in, so it's about 1/3 full. Pour some cornbread mix over that so its about 2/3 full. Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes.