Ideas for Thanksgiving Sides

Roasted Carrots with Thyme and Butternut

If you haven’t finalized your Thanksgiving menu yet, there is still time…..not much time. You can still pull this off. Here are some ideas that we came across while cruising the interweb thing.

This first offering is an easy light side that is hard to screw up, even when you are distracted by the Holiday chaos. Brocoli Salad:

Skinny Brocoli Salad
Skinny Brocoli Salad

This one tastes as good as it looks. Here is a link to the original recipe.

If you want something a little hardier and colorful try this Roasted Carrot with Thyme and Butternut dish. Roasting the carrots bring out the rich flavor and you can get by with just a little olive oil and pepper or add spices to fit your taste.

Roasted Carrots with Thyme and Butternut
Roasted Carrots with Thyme and Butternut

Here is a link to the full recipe.

Last week we posted an article about Thanksgiving dishes that we aren’t so thankful for. We had canned cranberry sauce on our list and made fun of the way it looked coming out of the can. Here’s a great alternative to the can. We think you should try Fresh Cranberry Sauce (with a twist) and Orange.

Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce
Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce

This is an easy sauce to make. Here is the recipe.

For a really fresh side you should also consider the French Country Salad. This has lots of vegetable and is one of our favorites.

French Country Salad
French Country Salad

This dish can be ready in about 15 minutes. The pecans on the top give this favorite a little holiday crunch. Here is the full recipe.

One last offering to motivate you. How about Sweet Potato Skins?

Sweet Potato Skins
Sweet Potato Skins

We haven’t featured anything with bacon yet so it is only appropriate that we end with bacon topped potato skin.Here is the recipe.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and may your relatives behave.

 

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