Can you believe that Thanksgiving is a week from today?
Despite Thanksgiving looking a bit different this year (it should look different we are in a pandemic that keeps getting worse) it doesn’t completely need to be cancelled. When I moved to Minneapolis after college I enjoyed Thanksgiving by myself (sounds so sad to type) for the first time ever in my life and I made the most of it. You will cherish your family more and the time you spend together. Instead of being sad about being alone or knowing it was going to be different, I made the most of it and made it feel as Thanksgiving like as I could.
Since many of us will be celebrating differently this year, whether you are with your immediate family, your roommate, or yourself I wanted to put together a couple of my favorite side dish recipes you can make at home! Sure it might not taste how your mom/dad/grandpa/grandma cooks but here are to new traditions!
Apple Cider Roasted Root Vegetables- I’ve made these often this year during the fall and they are SO good. I never used to be a roasted carrot person but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized they aren’t that bad.
Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts- are you a big fan of brussel sprouts? I sure am but man do I know people who find them disgusting. These however, I bet ANYONE can get behind, they look incredible.
Warm Farro Salad- you might think a salad is a weird side to have and I kind of feel the same however this actually could be a great lunch idea for the leftover turkey you have!
Twice Bakes Sweet Potatoes with Maple Walnuts- DROOL worthy. Is there anything more Thanksgiving than sweet potatoes? You might not fit into your pants after eating these but that is the point of Thanksgiving.
Roasted Garlic Potatoes with Butter Parmesan- if you aren’t a sweet potato fan (my dad claims they taste too healthy) then these are for you as they are a bit different! We usually make something similar to this dish on Christmas when we have beef but these would be delicious for Thanksgiving too!
What are your favorite Thanksgiving sides?
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