Thanksgiving: Pies & Sides
November 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
It’s just about Thanksgiving, the food-lover’s Superbowl. There are some common mantras we all have about this holiday: the sides are the best part, or the leftovers are where it’s at, or you need to wear stretchy pants. We analyze when to eat, what to eat, and how to serve what we’re eating.
Me? I like to avoid the stress and stay on the sidelines by focusing on the salads and the pie. Most people aren’t too attached to what kind of salad shows up on their Thanksgiving table, but I have been known to serve everyone else salad and then eat the remainder out of the serving bowl, so needless to say, it’s important to me. I look for salads with crunch and strong flavors to help balance all the other heavy stuff out. And pie? Well, people have a lot of thoughts and feelings about pie, but you can’t usually disappoint someone if you make one from scratch. And rolling out pie dough is one of my favorite activities, so I just can’t pass up the opportunity.
This year these salads are on my radar:
And for the pies:
Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal!