Great Vegetables Sides For Thanksgivingg

Lounge By -K8memphis Updated 30 Nov 2013 , 10:08pm by -K8memphis

-K8memphis Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 6:14pm
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what kind of great sides do you make for thanksgiving? 

 

*vegetable or any kind*

 

thanks

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MimiFix Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 8:21pm
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Hi Kate, what do you serve? We don't eat turkey, so our sides are the main event. Eggplant rollatini, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, stovetop-type stuffing, fresh made cranberry relish, fresh veggie tray, plus homemade rolls, pumpkin bread, cranberry orange bread.  

-K8memphis Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 8:44pm
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hey mimi--thanks for sharing-- what is the eggplant rollatini like?

 

this year the kid & her hubby are doing the turkey & a potato dish--

 

i am making for dessert individual apple pies and small pots au chocolate--i'm kind of excited about the little chocolate pots because i always miss having a spot of chocolate on thanksgiving--i just need a touch--

 

then i'm digging into my cookbooks and doing stuff i've never tried before if i can find it at the store -- i have time for crazy stuff now y'know--

 

broccoli puree with bleu cheese-- i like both of those and we'll see how it goes together

 

braised belgian endive -- never tried it --braised in chicken stock -- can't be all bad

 

and i think i'm gonna do artichokes stuffed with mushrooms --

 

i've never made anythings like this before except the apple pie -- so well see how it goes?

MimiFix Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 8:57pm
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Your dinner sounds great! It's fun to experiment with totally new dishes. Happy Thanksgiving, Kate!

Krypto Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 9:05pm
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AI'm contributing homemade rolls, 2 apple pies, and roasted carrots. Happy Thanksgiving K8 and Mimi!

-K8memphis Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 9:14pm
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hppy thnksgiving to mimi, krypto and all!

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 5:30am
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AMartha Stewarts Butternut Squash Sage gratin. Delicious.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:15pm
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k n k --  this one?

 

http://www.marthastewart.com/344010/apple-leek-and-butternut-squash-gratin

 

 

looks very interesting--i love ms recipes

mfeagan Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:27pm
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AMmmmm!!!!!! Squash! I'll be trying that one!

We like to switch it up too. This year we are lightening up our menu a bit. No Paula Deen crock pot macaroni and cheese. :(

This year is roasted veg, salad, my mother-in-law's amazing potato salad my hubs can't live without, not sure what my sis is making. I may even make some butternut squash soup if I have time. I love that stuff.

MimiFix Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by Krypto 

I'm contributing homemade rolls, 2 apple pies, and roasted carrots. Happy Thanksgiving K8 and Mimi!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Krypto. And Kate! And everyone else! This is my favorite holiday. It reminds me that we all have a lot to be thankful for.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 4:11pm
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mfeagan, butternut squash for the win!

 

thank you, mimi

 

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not that this necessarily works for thanksgiving although i'd sure eat this anytime but this recipe for onion crisps is the best seriously--

 

i used less than one onion for 4 peeps and had a ton leftover that i had fried up--it's certainly not a complicated fried food

 

  • cut
  • soak
  • grab 
  • slosh in flour
  • fry
  • freak out whahoo

 

the leftover unfried onions i left in the soaking bag with the buttermilk--was foraging for supper 2 days later and i thought 'wonder how these would do'--i dipped 'em in fresh flour and fried 'em off--amazing! man they're good--

 

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/03/onion-strings-oh-yeah-baby/

 

her brisket recipes are right on too--i've tried both of them--mmmm

 

but always wanted to make onion crisps like this ♥♥♥

mfeagan Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 5:31pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

mfeagan, butternut squash for the win!

 

thank you, mimi

 

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not that this necessarily works for thanksgiving although i'd sure eat this anytime but this recipe for onion crisps is the best seriously--

 

i used less than one onion for 4 peeps and had a ton leftover that i had fried up--it's certainly not a complicated fried food

 

  • cut
  • soak
  • grab 
  • slosh in flour
  • fry
  • freak out whahoo

 

the leftover unfried onions i left in the soaking bag with the buttermilk--was foraging for supper 2 days later and i thought 'wonder how these would do'--i dipped 'em in fresh flour and fried 'em off--amazing! man they're good--

 

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/03/onion-strings-oh-yeah-baby/

 

her brisket recipes are right on too--i've tried both of them--mmmm

 

but always wanted to make onion crisps like this ♥♥♥

 

Those are the onion strings she piles on top of her big slabs of steak Ladd just slaughtered after raising them. haha!! YUM!!!

 

Oh! I'm making pies in a jar. Getting the 4 oz mason jars and baking in them. Probably apple, sweet potato, and chocolate pies.

 

I am coming to your house for pots au chocolate.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by mfeagan 
 

 

Those are the onion strings she piles on top of her big slabs of steak Ladd just slaughtered after raising them. haha!! YUM!!!

 

Oh! I'm making pies in a jar. Getting the 4 oz mason jars and baking in them. Probably apple, sweet potato, and chocolate pies.

 

I am coming to your house for pots au chocolate.

 

re:pots au chocolate--come on--i'll have two extras...that might accidentally get mistaken for 'appetizers' :lol:

 

now how do you do the pies in a jar? one crust on top? the short squatty mason jars?

mfeagan Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 5:53pm
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Yep! Short mason jars…half pint size. I think I said 4 oz. I don't know pints and ounce conversions. HAHA! Anyway…this is the tutorial/recipe I am using. Crust on bottom and top! Aren't they cute??

 

http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/09/single-serving-pie-in-a-jar/

 

I'll be there for your chocolate pots! :)

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 6:13pm
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AI was mistaken, it's sweet potato and sage casserole.

http://www.marthastewart.com/317532/sweet-potato-and-sage-butter-casserole

If you put the potatoes through a ricer it comes out so good.

Elcee Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 6:21pm
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K8, I love pots du chocolat! I made a mocha hazelnut variation for my state fair's Ghirardelli contest a couple of years ago and won 2nd place!

 

I like to try something new every year, this year it's this:

http://www.marthastewart.com/939278/hatch-chile-corn-pudding?czone=food%2Fthanksgiving-center%2Fthanksgiving-center-turkey&gallery=274421&slide=939278¢er=276949

 

My DH will cook the turkey and French-Canadian style pork stuffing (I'm a vegetarian) plus we'll have corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, 2 kinds of sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, carrots, and asparagus, 2 kinds of gravy, 2 kinds of stuffed celery, and home made brioche.

 

Whew!

 

Working on my grocery list today.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:07pm
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Originally Posted by mfeagan 
 

Yep! Short mason jars…half pint size. I think I said 4 oz. I don't know pints and ounce conversions. HAHA! Anyway…this is the tutorial/recipe I am using. Crust on bottom and top! Aren't they cute??

 

http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/09/single-serving-pie-in-a-jar/

 

I'll be there for your chocolate pots! :)

 

they are cute and brilliant--both crusts--love that--oh it sets my little brain whirling too--these would make the nicest gifts too and the recipient gets to enjoy the aroma while they bake--the aromatherapy is half the fun of baked goods

 

thank you

mfeagan Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:11pm
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MMMmmmm!!!!

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

I was mistaken, it's sweet potato and sage casserole.

http://www.marthastewart.com/317532/sweet-potato-and-sage-butter-casserole

If you put the potatoes through a ricer it comes out so good.

 

 

i've toyed with the idea of getting a ricer...one of these days...

 

but i'm drawn to the more savoriness of this recipe--

 

on tv this chick put THREE cups of brown sugar into her sp dish--omg! i mean sp barely needs sweetening anyhow but 3 cups? <thud> i fainted--

 

so yours (and martha's) looks like a good one

 

thank you

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:23pm
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AI don't use my ricer often, but for this dish it is worth the little extra effort.

Until we moved this year we always had a potluck thanksgiving with friends and this was the most requested side every year. I also made Parker house rolls last year, and this roasted mushroom soup.

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Creamy-Roasted-Mushroom-Soup-107252

This year we're having a turkey breast from Target and some microwaved veggies :(

JWinslow Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:30pm
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I won't be making the turkey this year but my contribution is my cranberry sauce and 5 different kinds of french macarons.

 

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone :smile:

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by Elcee 
 

K8, I love pots du chocolat! I made a mocha hazelnut variation for my state fair's Ghirardelli contest a couple of years ago and won 2nd place!

 

I like to try something new every year, this year it's this:

http://www.marthastewart.com/939278/hatch-chile-corn-pudding?czone=food%2Fthanksgiving-center%2Fthanksgiving-center-turkey&gallery=274421&slide=939278¢er=276949

 

My DH will cook the turkey and French-Canadian style pork stuffing (I'm a vegetarian) plus we'll have corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, 2 kinds of sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, carrots, and asparagus, 2 kinds of gravy, 2 kinds of stuffed celery, and home made brioche.

 

Whew!

 

Working on my grocery list today.

 

 

re: mocha hazelnut pots du chocolat win--well multiplied congratulations! how awesome for you  *=D> applause

 

every time i make this one veggie casserole that calls for green chilies i think--dang i need to add to these to more stuff and your recipe is ringing that bell too--i think we all need more green chilies ;)

 

and i was surprised to see fresh corn on the cob at the store recently--where did they get that? 

 

this corn pudding looks pretty amazing-- 'corn pudding' sounds so thanksgiving too--

 

thanks for posting it!

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2013 , 6:01pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

This year we're having a turkey breast from Target and some microwaved veggies icon_sad.gif

 

 

i have a picture in progress for you to brighten up your thanksgiving--i need to fish the double a batteries back out of the remote one more time to get the camera to work because i just bought triple a's --- i'll be back...a little later

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2013 , 6:05pm
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elcee- this sounded so good i'm making it too!

 

i found hatch brand chilies at whole foods and i don't think it's a 14 oz can--i think i'ts a typo -- 'sposed to one 4 oz can--i got two cans though--

 

what do you think?

 

i toyed with getting some shoepeg corn but i decided to follow the recipe... hope this works..i also wanted to get fresh corn but anyhow--- 

 

we can compare notes later ;)

-K8memphis Posted 27 Nov 2013 , 6:25pm
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omg--i bought parsley root instead of parsnips for this apple parsnip soup

 

i'm playing "chopped" here with my own self  (http://www.foodnetwork.com/chopped/index.html?vty=/chopped/

 

they look like parsnips which look like white carrots--

 

and the skinny part is pithy but the fuller part is not bad so i'm gonna use it instead of parsnips--

 

however the whole point of the soup is that one of us loves parsnips--

 

but i could not find parsnips either--which is how i screwed this up in the first place 

 

:lol:

Elcee Posted 28 Nov 2013 , 2:27am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

 

elcee- this sounded so good i'm making it too!

 

i found hatch brand chilies at whole foods and i don't think it's a 14 oz can--i think i'ts a typo -- 'sposed to one 4 oz can--i got two cans though--

 

what do you think?

 

i toyed with getting some shoepeg corn but i decided to follow the recipe... hope this works..i also wanted to get fresh corn but anyhow---

 

we can compare notes later ;)

I made mine today. I halved the recipe. I actually roasted 3 medium poblano chilies and used those. I bet you're right about the typo, 14 oz seems like a LOT of chilies! If you haven't made yours yet, I would recommend using half the butter called for. I used a paper towel and sopped up a lot that was sitting on top after I took it out of the oven. I haven't tasted it yet but it smelled wonderfully!

-K8memphis Posted 28 Nov 2013 , 2:54am
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thank you, elcee, i though it was a tad odd to pour the pudding batter into 4 tablespoons hot melted butter in the pan--

 

maybe i'll mix some of it into the batter...god forbid we don't get enough butter tomorrow ;)

 

the pie & pots & puff are done,  corn thing ready to rock, soup to make & artichokes to stuff  in the morning

 

i still wanna make these though  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/12/cheese-puffs/

 

hurry christmas!

-K8memphis Posted 28 Nov 2013 , 3:47am
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

This year we're having a turkey breast from Target and some microwaved veggies icon_sad.gif

 

 

 

not that you didn't know this ^^^ already but this is just a bit of nostalgia from 1981-

 

obviously i framed  the november page of a holly hobbie calendar because i fell in love with the saying,

 

"being together is the warmest feeling of all"

 

so i hope you all have the best holiday ever--being together!

kikiandkyle Posted 28 Nov 2013 , 3:50am
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AYou too! We're not even American so it's a little silly anyway, next year we'll be in our house and American so we'll go all out.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Nov 2013 , 6:31pm
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so fwiw-

 

  • the formerly parsnip but actually parsley apple soup was a hit w/my daughter--it was better room temp--
  • the corn pudding was a big hit w/my husband and was better day old -- and elcee, i halved the butter and i still had to mop it up--thanks for the heads up--
  • the stuffed artichokes did not happen because the insides of the artichokes were gone by the time we peeled the pithy leaves off? got a refund for 4 at $3 each yeah huh i did -- then the mushroom stuffing was just served by itself and played well with the other kids --
  • the petits pots au chocolate was a big hit all the way around--no problem-o --
  • the spinach cheese puff got a wee bit overbaked waiting for it to fully puff--but it still is cool and the leftover works great in scrambled eggs but it's getting a bit too rich pour moi--
  • the apple pie--oh my-- a moment of silent reflection and then out of  control thunderous applause for the apple of my eye apple pie--i used coconut sugar in it--same calories as sugar but it was not such pointed sweetness--more natural--milder but still disgustingly amazing and can't wait for next year--
  • then because i thought i blew the soup i made the cheese puffs anyhow--wow those are dang good! highly recommend

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