Top 5 Thanksgiving Sides
I know we all have our favorites. I also know each family has different sides they bring out for the holiday. So, I know not everyone will agree with my list. Just hear me out. These are tried and true for every year we have celebrated. Perhaps they may give you some ideas for new things to try.
Most of the time I am not into soft spreadable cheese, unless it is on a bagel. But this one is different. It is a mix of cream cheese, butter, and blue cheese. With those two and other additions plus rolled in walnuts; it is delectable. Paired with ritz crackers and a good drink, why would you need anything else? My mom would have it out as an appetizer while we waited for the main dinner.
2. Marinated Brussel Sprouts
Yes, they are not the first thing you may think of that would be good. Heck, even when we are steaming them, they stink. However, after they marinate overnight and another half of a day, they are just awesome. My son loves them, and we have never had a complaint. So, we must be doing something right. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.
3. Chestnut Stuffing
Chestnuts and this time of year practically go hand in hand. They sing about them for god’s sake. Now we are not roasting them by an open fire. Rather they are in the oven. I know we each have our favorite stuffing depending on what we have grown up on. This one is mine. Try something different this season.
We got this recipe from my sister-in-law one year to try something different. We never turned back. With just a few tweaks, we now have it every year. It is a nice addition to the savory stuffing with the added sweetness. I am thinking of coming up with another stuffing to add. I have heard some others that people have made, and it is about time to add something new.
5. Steamed Pudding
This is something my mom has made every year. It took all day to make. I haven’t been able to make it the last few years. It requires a mold that has locks on the lid. It cooks within hot water and the last one the lid broke. Unless we wanted to bob for pieces of cake in boiling hot water, it was a lost cause. This year I have a new one. Bringing the tradition back. It has orange and lemon rind, oh so good. Click here for the recipe.
I know we stick to our traditions. Mainly it is because it reminds us of better times, nostalgia and all the warm feelings. Keep these and continue that tradition. But bring something new and change it up a bit. You may find a new tradition to add. I hope you enjoy your holiday and keep it going for generations to come.