I don’t know about you but I think the sides make your Thanksgiving meal. I have noted in past posts that our Thanksgiving has more than 50 people. It is such a blast. We make 3 turkeys. I am responsible for smoking 2 – 20+ lb turkeys. You say no big deal. I am smoking on a Weber. Far from ideal but it works. The grill is great but not your best way to smoke foods.
The creativity comes out with what you put around the turkey. So this Friday Five – Thanksgiving Sides connects to your creative side challenging you to try these recipes or make variations of your own. I looked back on my own blog. I was pretty sure that I did this post last year. I in fact did. This is the link to my Friday Five – Thanksgiving Sides 2013.
We begin this year’s post with a fairly traditional recipe of a Broccoli Gratin created by Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Sweet potatoes, I believe are also a staple. But these potatoes can really be amped up to look so tasty and beautiful. These Roasted Sweet Potatoes were created by The Galley Gourmet.
I believe the most traditional of all Thanksgiving vegetable recipes is the Green Bean Casserole. This Savory French Green Bean Casserole was developed by The Cozy Apron.
No Thanksgiving would be complete without stuffing. This Bread Stuffing with Herbs hits the spot. This traditional recipe was made by Sally Cameron of A Food Centric Life.
For the non-traditional guests, you will need a vegan option. I present from the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, Nana’s Hearty Lentil and Mushroom Shepherds Pie.
I finish this Friday Five – Thanksgiving Sides with one more very traditional stuffing recipe. This side dish is a Sausage, sage and thyme bread stuffing. This recipe was developed by the blogger Gastonomy.