What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

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Which Side Dish is the Best

Candied Yams
2
12%
Stuffing
8
47%
Mashed Potatoes
3
18%
Cranberry Sauce
0
No votes
Green Bean Casserole
0
No votes
Black Olives
1
6%
Sweet Potato Casserole (Marshmallowed)
2
12%
Crescent/Dinner Rolls
0
No votes
Mac & Cheese
1
6%
Jello Salad
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by JimVH » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:32 pm

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Great yams.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by coco » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:29 pm

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No choice for gut gravy.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by GaryInVA » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:35 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:20 am
Do any of you make any special sides or dishes representing your ethnicity?
Chili colorado which is basically a red chili sauce, garlic, salt, with chunks of pork. Made from a family recipe.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:01 pm

Dressing, if I had to pick just one. I'll make a dirty rice / oyster dressing to go with ducks I'm grilling, and my grandmother's recipe cornbread dressing to go with the turkey.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by Fainn » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:36 pm

Yams are not available in the United States. I worked in produce for a few years.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by Hovannes » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm

Fainn wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Yams are not available in the United States. I worked in produce for a few years.
:confused: We've got yams in CA.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by tuttle » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:41 pm
tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:20 am
Do any of you make any special sides or dishes representing your ethnicity?
My family's been here since 1635.

The entire meal represents my ethnicity :lol:
Lol, I can understand that. I'll even accept it, as long as you don't put mayo on a jumbo sandwich!
No mayo! That's French!
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 am

tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:41 pm
tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:20 am
Do any of you make any special sides or dishes representing your ethnicity?
My family's been here since 1635.

The entire meal represents my ethnicity :lol:
Lol, I can understand that. I'll even accept it, as long as you don't put mayo on a jumbo sandwich!
No mayo! That's French!
So are casseroles. :lol:
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by tuttle » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:26 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 am
tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:41 pm
tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:20 am
Do any of you make any special sides or dishes representing your ethnicity?
My family's been here since 1635.

The entire meal represents my ethnicity :lol:
Lol, I can understand that. I'll even accept it, as long as you don't put mayo on a jumbo sandwich!
No mayo! That's French!
So are casseroles. :lol:
Meh. Just the word. A casserole is as American as pumpkin beer.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by coco » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:01 pm

tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 am
tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:41 pm
tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:20 am
Do any of you make any special sides or dishes representing your ethnicity?
My family's been here since 1635.

The entire meal represents my ethnicity :lol:
Lol, I can understand that. I'll even accept it, as long as you don't put mayo on a jumbo sandwich!
No mayo! That's French!
So are casseroles. :lol:
Meh. Just the word. A casserole is as American as pumpkin beer.
Hmmm... Black olive beer...
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by tuttle » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:40 pm

coco wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:01 pm
tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 am
tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:41 pm
tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:20 am
Do any of you make any special sides or dishes representing your ethnicity?
My family's been here since 1635.

The entire meal represents my ethnicity :lol:
Lol, I can understand that. I'll even accept it, as long as you don't put mayo on a jumbo sandwich!
No mayo! That's French!
So are casseroles. :lol:
Meh. Just the word. A casserole is as American as pumpkin beer.
Hmmm... Black olive beer...
8O

What twisted nightmare did you spawn that wretched idea from :lol:
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by Jester » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:00 pm

tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:40 pm
coco wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:01 pm
tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:26 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 am
tuttle wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:41 pm
tuttle wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:59 am
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:20 am
Do any of you make any special sides or dishes representing your ethnicity?
My family's been here since 1635.

The entire meal represents my ethnicity :lol:
Lol, I can understand that. I'll even accept it, as long as you don't put mayo on a jumbo sandwich!
No mayo! That's French!
So are casseroles. :lol:
Meh. Just the word. A casserole is as American as pumpkin beer.
Hmmm... Black olive beer...
8O

What twisted nightmare did you spawn that wretched idea from :lol:
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by Fainn » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:31 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Fainn wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Yams are not available in the United States. I worked in produce for a few years.
:confused: We've got yams in CA.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by SlowToke » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:02 pm

The correct answer is gravy. The best side dish is gravy.

My second choice is sweet potato casserole but without marshmallows. I make a mean sweet potato casserole with nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and, instead of marshmallows on top, a nice crust of brown sugar, butter, and chopped pecans.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by coco » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:49 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:02 pm
The correct answer is gravy. The best side dish is gravy.

My second choice is sweet potato casserole but without marshmallows. I make a mean sweet potato casserole with nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and, instead of marshmallows on top, a nice crust of brown sugar, butter, and chopped pecans.
Gravy.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by Hovannes » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:22 pm

Fainn wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Fainn wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Yams are not available in the United States. I worked in produce for a few years.
:confused: We've got yams in CA.
California is not a real state.
Oh.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by Hovannes » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:24 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:02 pm
The correct answer is gravy. The best side dish is gravy.

My second choice is sweet potato casserole but without marshmallows. I make a mean sweet potato casserole with nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and, instead of marshmallows on top, a nice crust of brown sugar, butter, and chopped pecans.
Is gravy truly a side dish?
I've always thought it more of a condiment :?
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by SlowToke » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:57 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:24 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:02 pm
The correct answer is gravy. The best side dish is gravy.

My second choice is sweet potato casserole but without marshmallows. I make a mean sweet potato casserole with nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and, instead of marshmallows on top, a nice crust of brown sugar, butter, and chopped pecans.
Is gravy truly a side dish?
I've always thought it more of a condiment :?
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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:12 am

My own personal sweet potato casserole is my personal favorite...


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Re: What's the best Thanksgiving side dish?

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:14 am

gaining_age wrote:
JimVH wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:18 am
Stuffing/dressing. I dig oysters in it, but I'm the only one in my family with excellent taste. My mom's is light bread dressing is best, obviously, but my MIL made cornbread dressing that would hurt you (in a good way). I really miss that woman.

If we could cast two votes I'd also say cranberry stuff, also. The cheap stuff out of the can is best, but I'll eat anything cranberryish. I put that junk on everything.
Here's a try on the cranberry.... crush them suckers and throw them in with raspberries (or blackberries... or both!) and add sugar to sweeten. Let this puppy set... like make it tonight (I know I am). It's amazing. Test it for taste tomorrow morning..more sugar... and then on Thursday morning (maybe even a little more).

The family used to have one of these... I'll be using a food processor to crush the suckers:

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My wife has an excellent cranberry sauce, with OJ, lemon zest, and who knows what else In there... it’s yummy


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