Thursday, November 19, 2015

Side Dish Delight

post signatureAs Thanksgiving draws near, food planning begins to stir in my brain.  I find myself even in the midst of important diverse activities (such as the upcoming wedding of our son Russ) , thinking about and planning side dishes for our Thanksgiving meal.  The side dishes are the best (in my opinion).  It is the one time of year where a full spectrum of side dish favorites come out all at one time, and are fully indulged in and enjoyed even several days after their first presentation.  A little bit of turkey, and a whole plate full of mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean especial, mom's best stuffing, Asian slaw, cranberry sauce, Frog Eye salad, corn or carrot souffle, drizzles of gravy here and there, accompanied with roll and various appetizers still lingering....mmmm.....yum.... Perhaps I am fantasizing a little, as of course we never have them all, but if there are enough of us getting together, sometimes we come close.

I am enjoying a rare peaceful morning in Fountain Hills, Arizona as I write this, only two days away from Russ's wedding. I have been thinking of my Thanksgiving menu as I am waking up with my cup of coffee, as I know once Russell is married, Thanksgiving comes shortly afterwards. I have nothing planned yet, as far as food goes.  We will put our Thanksgiving meal together quickly, with very little time to get much done ahead, so my goal this morning, is to settle on a menu plan.  Here is a list of some of our Thanksgiving side dish favorites; If you are like me, you might be thinking of ideas for your upcoming holiday meal, and if your like me, you might enjoy seeing what other people like to cook and serve.  Enjoy making your plans, and enjoy those loved ones that you spend your holiday with.

Have a wonderful Week Everyone!


  1. Hello there! I just can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. It really doesn't even feel like it should be here all ready. I'm not quite in that holiday spirit like most everyone else is in. Maybe once it's here, I might be. All your side dishes look wonderful and I have tried several on the list. The those potato casserole and the green chili rice are my all time favorites. And I make them often!!

    I hope you are enjoying all your family time!

    Have a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving, Pam!

    Love you,

  2. As always, your photos look like they are from a magazine. SO pretty! Hugs to you! Love, Camille