Here comes the parade of our Thanksgiving side dishes. Thanksgiving dinner isn’t all about Turkey. Although the bird maybe the star of the show, it is the side dishes that make the meal. These are family favorites, not reserved for just Thanksgiving. From time to time I can try to sneak in a new recipe, sometimes that is well received and other times well….
Green Beans with Bacon must make an appearance. My helpers will be glad to know that I am not using fresh green beans this year. It took so long to clean and snap the beans last year that I decided then and there to go with organic frozen green beans from Costco.
A year round favorite of ours that must grace our holiday table are glazed carrots. Truth, any carrot is welcome on our table. These are easy, can be prepped ahead of time and are so fresh and delicious.
Thanksgiving would not be complete without cranberry sauce. We have tried a lot of different cranberry sauce recipes but this one wins hands down. Even the little kids in our family love this!
I think parsnips are the worlds most under appreciated vegetable. This combination of parsnips and carrots goes well with almost any meal. Parsnips look like white carrots, blended together they are a match made in heaven.
Of course we have mashed potatoes too! There are a couple of secrets to making really good mashed potatoes and that begins with not over mixing them. The best video / recipe I have seen on this subject is Chef John’s Perfect Mashed potatoes.
What would mashed potatoes be without the gravy? In case you missed it, I did a whole post just on gravy. Let’s Talk Gravy!
Of course there is the stuffing / dressing. It deserved it’s own post too! I moved out of the box (stuffing box) and tried Marianne’s stuffing. It is a keeper!
Turkey Herb Dressing
If you are going to stuff the bird go for Marianne’s recipe for “Tip’s Turkey Dressing”
I am starting to get hungry! How about you?