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A Side Dish Named Desire

Wild Mushroom Soup

Wild Mushroom Soup

Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without turkey and this year, we’ll be roasting two given the size of the party.  But we’re also mindful of our sides since there are a number of vegetarian family members coming – not to mention that adding a little green to a basically brown meal makes the spread that much more colorful.

Winter Salad

Winter Salad

This year, we’re trying a side we saw in the current issue of Traditional Home – a winter salad of roasted butternut squash with arugula, dates, dried cherries and Marcona almonds.  It sounds so yummy and we love bitter arugula paired with sweet cherries and nutty almonds.

Roasted Brussels Sprouted with Honey and Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouted with Honey and Bacon

One side you won’t find on our table is Brussels sprouts as our husbands aren’t fans but if we had our choice, we’d roast them with bacon and drizzle on some honey – again, the sweet/salty thing.

Apple-Herb Stuffing

Apple-Herb Stuffing

Now for the carbs – stuffing is a must (this one‘s made with French bread, apples and caramelized onions – great for breakfast the next day with a fried egg on top!)…

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

and so are mashed potatoes.  We like ours creamy, with a touch of garlic and fresh herbs.

Pretty Pumpkin Pie

Pretty Pumpkin Pie

And we can’t forget the most important side (if dessert can be called a side) and one we dream about all year long – pumpkin pie.  Our recipe is a light and airy chiffon!

It’s your turn to dish – what sides do you desire at Thanksgiving?

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