My Go-To Thanksgiving Side Dishes
It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays! I love everything about this holiday, I love the food, I love having the family around, I love the smells and colors, I love making my notorious tablescapes for both the dining room table and the kids table! I have my pine cones out, my chocolate turkeys bought, and my groceries in the fridge. I do my tables when I find a moment a couple of days ahead of time so that I’m not rushing around on the holiday like a turkey with my head cut off! The day before, I set out all of my recipes, the ingredients, and whatever I am going to be using to cook and serve. That way, it is all ready and waiting for me tomorrow – my plan is to be super organized, so that I can enjoy friends and family and not be stressed out!
I must say, while I love turkey, my favorite part of the meal is the side dishes. Stuffing, my favorite Cranberry-Strawberry-Pineapple relish with crushed walnuts, baked sweet potatoes, and two staples that are ALWAYS on our table: corn pudding, and my Baked Broccoli Puff.
Here are a few of my recipes; I guarantee that they are super easy and definite crowd-pleasers:
(for Thanksgiving I double or triple these amounts)
1 can creamed corn
1 can kernel corn (drained)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 stick butter (melted)
2 beaten eggs
1 pkg. Jiffy corn mix
Mix both cans corn, 1 package corn muffin mix , 1/2 cup sour cream, and melted butter.
Add beaten eggs. Mix thoroughly using wooden spoon.
Grease bottom of 8 x 8 pan. Pour in pan or glass dish (Pyrex).
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when placed in center of pudding.
2 (10 oz.) pkg frozen broccoli cuts
1 can mushroom soup
1/2 cup sharp cheese, grated
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Cook broccoli; drain.
Place in a 10 x 6 x 1-1/2" baking dish.
Stir together soup and cheese. Gradually add milk, mayonnaise and egg to soup mixture, stirring till well blended.
Pour over broccoli.
Combine bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over soup mixture.
Bake 350° F. 45 minutes until crumbs are lightly browned.
What are you making this Thanksgiving? I always love new recipes and it’s not too late to run to the store and add to my menu!
Enjoy your family and friends this holiday!