I find it slightly ironic and amusing that someone would rather talk to an acquaintance and ask them not to bring as much dressing than to just talk to her own husband and/or just throw them out yourself. I just would never consider having this conversation with a friend rather than my own husband. If I can't tell my husband that he is being frankly a little ridiculous by whining for months about the dressing and forcing himself to choke it down, then I can always, as an adult, throw them away myself as I don't need my husband's permission to do so. I wouldn't lie about why either. I would say "we never like them, it's a source of complaining for months and I'm not going to spend my time listening to the griping this year or forcing myself to eat something I don't want". Problem solved.