For Thanksgiving or Christmas (or anytime), consider reviving an old tradition which has just about vanished completely — bread sauce. Bread sauce was always a classic accompaniment to pork or chicken.
Squash stuffed with couscous — very nice!
A hearty, tasty rendition of Brussels Sprouts.
This is a creamy purée of cauliflower enriched with cream and butter, and seasoned with nutmeg. It makes for a very nice side splodge on your plate.
Champ is a traditional Irish mashed potato side dish. It is served piping hot in mounds on plates.
A good introduction to sprouts for those who are Brussels sprouts hesitant.
The actual work for these rolls will only take about 20 minutes. People will go mad for these classic dinner rolls.
This technique for roasting a chicken involves amazingly little work for a very out of the ordinary roast chicken experience. It makes you feel as though you have dined out at a fancy restaurant.
Hands down the best-ever make-ahead recipe for mashed potatoes. Do not be afraid to serve these at Thanksgiving or Christmas, they are even better than regular mashed potatoes, and it’s one less vegetable side to have to worry about at the last minute.
This is a bit more fussing than plain old mash, but it looks and tastes fantastic and is even great as a make-ahead side dish.
You can make this up to a day ahead, and reheat at the last minute in the microwave.
This will be a moist, tender and succulent roast with a warm brown crust on it. You can serve it as part of a meal, and / or use leftovers for sandwiches, casseroles, etc.
A bit of futzing, especially on the timing, but they are fantastic.