THANKSGIVING - please share your veggie/side dishes!

  1. Thanksgiving is sneaking up and I'm always looking for good veggie and/or side dishes.

    Please share! TIA!
  2. For sides.....we usually have mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoe casserole and stuffing...oh and dinner rolls. ( I'm so craving good home cooking)
  3. OMG, I LOVE Thanksgiving and my 11 year old says it's his FAVORITE holiday because he loves the food so much! LOL

    Here are my side dishes this year (and most years), just bigger this year since we are having over 12 people to serve.

    Green beans with lemon and almonds
    Brussell sprouts with tarragon
    Cranberry Pear Chutney
    Scalloped Corn
    Pomegranate seeds with sauted small onions
    Whipped sweet potatoes with nutmeg
    Mesclun salad with a ginger dressing with chopped dates and goat cheese

    Other sides: Winter squash rolls, Cranberry and Ginger Cornbread stuffing, Gingered pumpkin soup with apples and cinnamon, Herb Roasted turkey with gravy

    Desserts: Autumn Trife, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Chocolate Tart, homemade ice cream

    Everything is from scratch. I can't STAND store- bought foods, especially for holidays!
  4. I make stuffed mushrooms-they are my favorite! Half the family loves them-the other half think mushrooms in general are gross and just won't eat them-LOL!
  5. From scratch, of course:

    Green beans
    Macaroni and cheese
    Cornbread dressing (we don't eat traditional stuffing...)
    Sweet potatoes
    Dirty rice
    Peas and carrots

    Pecan Pie
    Sweet Potatoe Pie
    Sock-it-to-Me Cake

    If we have has to be fried cajun style! Otherwise, we'll have some other meat...
  6. Side Dishes:
    - Mashed potato
    - Sweet potato
    - Baked mac and cheese
    - Green bean casserole

    - Pumpkin pie, apple pie, cheesecake

    Nishi can you share your recipe for stuffed mushrooms. I absolutely love mushrooms!
  7. sweet potatoe puree with brown sugar and pecans,
    carmalized shallots with lemon aspargus,
    brussels sprouts,
    creamed corn baked, its actually yummy.
    Cranberry Chutney
    Pumpkin Gingerbread trifle. yummy! and SOOO EASY!!
  9. I know last year we had a lot of new things. From what I remember we had mashed potatoes, string beans, sweet potato casserole, acorn squash, broccoli quiche, chestnut stuffing, sausage stuffing, shrimp cocktail, stuffed mushrooms. Before this we have the usual Italian antipasto (different cheeses, meats, breads, etc.) and for dessert we usually have Apple Brown Betty (Which my sister will usually make, YUM!), and Italian pastries.
  10. Very traditional here:

    Cornbread dressing
    Greenbean casserole
    Sweetpotato casserole
    Mashed potatos
    Mac n cheese (so much better homemade!)
    Cranberry sauce


    Pecan pie
    Pumpkin pie
    Apple pie

    wow- it's carb city! LOL Oh well it's one day a year!
  11. we always have roasted garlic mashed potatoes, fresh green beans (hate green bean casserole, the kind with the fried onions on top... ick!) fresh baked bread or rolls, and some kind of yams... last year we also had acorn sqaush, baked and stuffed with cinnimon apples... home made by my brother in law and very, very good.
  12. that sounds SO GOOD! can you post the recipe when you get a chance?
  13. we have... (keep in mind this is for almost 30 people!!!!!!!)

    Stuffing with Apples, Onions and Celery.. YUM!

    Candied Yams... Covered with Brown Sugar, Butter and Marshmallows

    Corn Casserole.. Made with Cornbread, Corn, butter.. VERY Yummy

    Traditional Green Bean Casserole

    Deviled Eggs

    Sausage and Cheese Balls

    Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

    We always have Pecan Pie and Pumpkin pie and homemade banana pudding.. sometimes I make a peach cobbler!
  14. We always have to have shrimp dip and other munchies before.

    Apple/sausage stuffing
    mashed potatoes and gravy
    green beans, italian style (with bacon, garlic and olive oil)
    Butternut squash
    pearle onions
  15. It's just my mom and I and we aren't really big eaters. We usually make cornish hens and 2 sides. Last year we tried some new ones and they were great! I think this year we're going to make stuffing- I've never had it. I know, a 22 year old stuffing virgin!

    * mushroom, spinach, and cheese bake
    *Cauliflower gratin

    Does anyone have an over-the-top gravy recipe? That is my all time favorite thing, and we always cheat using William Sonoma gravy base and it just isn't the same!