What are some interesting veggie sides for thanksgiving dinner?

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happycao November 15, 2010
you definitely have to take a look at this new design at the new york times.. they are doing a Veggie Thanksgiving and putting together some great recipes: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/08/health/20101108_thanksgiving.html?src=me&ref=general#27
 
Sami November 14, 2010
Totally serious! I didn't know it was the contest-- I was at work away from the comp and was planning. Good suggestions, guys! Thanks!
 
mrslarkin November 14, 2010
There are 100 entries as of right now!! Maybe this is just a test of the new Holiday category system. ;)
 
ellenl November 14, 2010
That cannot be a serious question.
 
Mr_Vittles November 14, 2010
Bacon Garlic Brussel sprouts are great. Cut bacon into lardons, render in pan, remove lardons, add some butter, saute the halved and cored sprouts, add emince of garlic, when garlic becomes toasted, add lardons and toss for a few minutes. Finish with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
 
Lizthechef November 14, 2010
mrslarkin and pierino are right on.
 
pierino November 14, 2010
Isn't that this weeks's contest? There are probably already 40 or 50 suggestions.
 
beyondcelery November 14, 2010
Green beans, sautéed lightly in olive oil and tossed with toasted slivered almonds, dash cumin, dash nutmeg, dash salt, and about 1-2 tsp lemon juice.

Maple roasted carrots. Cut 1 lb. carrots into sticks and toss with 2 Tbls maple syrup, 1 Tbls olive oil, 1/8 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp ground chipotle, and salt to taste. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet or pan. Bake at 425F about 20min or until carrots are tender.
 
mrslarkin November 14, 2010
Check out this week's food52 contest theme! A virtual plethora of great ideas on veggie side dishes!
 
Lizthechef November 14, 2010
Roasted Brussell sprouts. Roll them onto a sheet pan, toss with olive oil and sea salt. Roast for 30 minutes at 375 degrees while you make the gravy and carve the turkey! They taste incredibly different, thankfully so, from the traditional boiled sprouts.
 
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