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November 14, 2011

Turkey Cannon Contest: What’s Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

By David Draper

Christmas came a little early this year when my UPS lady dropped off two big boxes of Turkey Cannons from my friend Steve McGrath at Camp Chef. In the spirit of the season, I’m going to hook up a few readers with some Thanksgiving-inspired contests this week. If all goes as planned, I’ll have the winning entries picked and the prizes turned around just in time for the winners to put them to use Thanksgiving Day.

I look forward to Thanksgiving dinner’s side dishes just as much, or probably more than, the actual turkey. From sweet potatoes with sugary marshmallow topping to a pile of stuffing poured over with gravy--I could, and typically do--stuff my face full of the side dishes, leaving only a little room for the actual turkey.

Out of all Thanksgiving’s great side dishes, my favorite is mashed potatoes. The peaks of fluffy, creamy potatoes are my sister’s favorite, too, which leads to some good-natured sibling rivalry as we jockey for positioning to get first dibs on the potatoes and gravy before they’re passed down the table. Heck, our mutual love of mashed potatoes even motivates us to help set the table, with an eye toward placing the heaping bowl closest to where we plan to sit.

My mom’s version is great, but really I don’t think I’ve ever met a bowl of mash I didn’t like—including those tubs of whipped taters from KFC. But when it comes to making an exceptional batch, here are a few tips I rely on at home.

• I like a waxy potato, like Yukon Golds, for a creamier end product.
• After peeling, rinse the potatoes to remove some of the starch.
• Drain the cooked potatoes, then immediately return them to the pot and set them over low heat to dry them out a bit before mashing them.
• Mash them roughly and leave a few chunks for a heartier “bite.”

So what’s your favorite Thanksgiving Day side dish? Post your answer below along with either a short explanation why you like it, or a tip for making it by 5 p.m. (EST) Saturday, November 19. We’ll pick two winners at random and send them each a Camp Chef Turkey Cannon.

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I'd definitely say mashed potatoes are the best. That and little biscuits that you can put turkey and potatoes and whatever else in and have a bunch of thanksgiving sammiches. Yum.

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from fortknox02 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite would have to be Green Bean caserole. Has to be the french style green beans, and as always have French's crispy fried onions sprinkled over the top. MMM

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from jvidrine wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite side would have to be Bacon-wrapped Green beans. Take a small hand full of fresh, blanched green beans, wrap with a slice of bacon. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and brown sugar; bake until the bacon is crispy and the green beans are cooked through. Make a bunch because they will go quick. DELICIOUS!

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from FOX wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Mine is a tie between mashed potatoes and glazed sweet potatoes/yams. You start by boiling so they are softish and the skin comes off easily. Next you heat a pan and put a half a stick of butter in the pan then the potatoes with about a cup of brown sugar. Cook till they are coated and easily chopped by the spatula. It I big mess but so good.

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from Greenhead wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Hash brown casserole, made with sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and a ton of cheese. Man, I don't know if I can wait till Thanksgiving to make it.

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from CL3 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Hands down for me is Oyster Stew.

Freshly shucked oysters & their liquor, equal parts milk & cream, and then butter, salt & pepper. Heat it up slowly and serve hot. We've been know to eat before the turkey is finished cooking... shhhhh!

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from ja_demko wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I usually shovel down three or four big helpings of the green bean and mushroom soup casserole topped with the canned french fried onions. What can I say? I have a lingering affection for 1950's-1970's "American food."

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from smccardell wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I have a favorite side which is stuffing. It can be homemade or out of a box. But what I love to do is either morph it in to Oyster stuffing or Sausage stuffing. It's rather simple, for the Oyster stuffing, when you get ready to bake the stuffing in the oven simple add fresh or canned oysters (you can substitute the oyster liquor for liquid in your stuffing mix) and bake. For the sausage stuffing, pre-cook the susage and add it to the mix before baking. The reason my favorite side is stuffing is because of it's versatillity. You can have it as a side with turkey etc, but it's even better the next day cold, sliced on top of a turkey sandwich with mayo and cranberry sauce!

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from firedawg wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I have to stick with a staple. My wife's cornbread dressing with lots of giblet gravy on top. Wait, I changed my mind, my grandma's creamed corn. Wait, no, my other grandma's oyster dressing. Wait, no, aaahhh, they are all just to damn good! I have officially made myself about to starve. Thanksgiving can't get here soon enough.

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from sgtsly wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Being an American in today's multi-cultural landscape, means that there is a plethera of dishes to choose from. I remember the Thanksgiving I spent in the Arabian desert, the favorite side-dish was probably mac-n-cheese. We made do. All-time favorite has to be sweet potato casserole ala Vicki. My sister-in-law makes a grewat dish that is sweet and hot and could be served for dessert. Happy Thanksgiving to all the guys and gals still over there.

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from Douglas wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Oyster stuffing. It complements all the other things like cranberries, turkey, etc., beautifully

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from thequam wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

This was going to be a very easy decision for me initially, then I started to think of the ammount of food that actually hits the table during Thanksgiving Dinner. Mom's homemade stuffing is tops on the list, followed by her homemade baked beans. Grandmas mashed potatoes and gravy takes third, and finally I can't imagine dinner without mom's cornbread!!

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from TM wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of squash. I don't have it often, and roast squash is a great treat and accompaniment to the standards. Squash and stuffing are what separate an everyday roast chicken dinner from a once a season feast.

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from ilikehunting wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

It's all about the gravy. Collect the fat drippings from the turkey (and the giblets!) and heat it in a sauce pan. Mix water and cornstarch together BEFORE adding it to the fat. Mixing the cornstarch before adding it to the fat reduces lumps and gives a smooth delicious texture. Add salt/pepper to taste.

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from bdarak wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

The Stuffing, definitely the stuffing. My Mom's homemade recipe that she has been doing since I can remember!

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from DANO wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Green olives soaking in Gin and a touch of vermouth.

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from larson014 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

anything but kfc mashed potatoes, i like mine made with cream, butter, milk, pepper and yes yukon golds are the best

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

man sure is a toss up especially after reading everyone else's. I have to go with the sweet potatoes/yams. Although the green bean bundles are almost winning out for me! we had those at my wedding last month but they used Worcestershire (thank god for spell check) sauce in there also and they were out of this world.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

man sure is a toss up especially after reading everyone else's. I have to go with the sweet potatoes/yams. Although the green bean bundles are almost winning out for me! we had those at my wedding last month but they used Worcestershire (thank god for spell check) sauce in there also and they were out of this world.

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from country road wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Make mine dressing with sausage and apple chunks, covered wit giblet gravy.

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Creamed pearl onions. They were my Pop-pops favorite too and i look forward to them every year more than any other dish. So good.

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from peppeli wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Definitely the taters,gravy,and corn. I too love all kinds of potatoes even those one from KFC...especially those famous bowls.
I like to make my own little heap of mashed potatoes, corn and gravy with turkey on the side on Thanksgiving after a morning/afternoon bird hunt.

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from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My two favorite (since I'd HATE to choose, even if you put a gun to my head!!) are garlic-mashed potatoes (ESPECIALLY if you use roasted garlic!), and my Mom's oyster dressing!

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from Sean Schaeuble wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite side dish is fresh cheese curds (the ones that squeak) and venison sausage with club crackers. I know they are more of an appetizers but when I can only get them when I go home for Christmas they are an appetizer,side dish, and dessert all in one.

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from mastersjohn25 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My grandma makes a cranberry jello/ dressing that is amazing. She puts in fresh cranberries, chunks of mandarin oranges, and small chunks of walnuts. The week after thanksgiving take white bread, turkey, mashed potatoes, this cranberry dressing, top with gravy and you have the most amazing open faced sandwich ever made.

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from idahoducks wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Being from Idaho potatoes and gravy are a must however, my German Aunts always make what we call German Noodles. Cooked Homemade egg noodles smothered with crackers that have been browned in a skillet with a pound of butter. (the more crackers and butter the better) Pour excess butter over the entire dish and bake for 15-20 minutes. To really top off the cholesterol spike add some warm gravy.
Oh yeah and a little Bourdon to wash it all down.

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from Arlo269 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I love what we call Cheezy Garlic Biscuits (Red Lobster Biscuits). So eazy to make as well. Bisquick, Shredded Cheese and Milk. Bake until they start to turn brown then brush on a mixture of Butter, Garlic Powder, and that chopped green stuff whose name i forget for decoration.

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from JoeGeurts wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

The Pie of course. My mother makes homemade pies just like my grandmother did when we use to have Thanksgiving at her house every year. They are delicious. My grandmother has been gone for 14 years but every year at thanksgiving time just one taste of that pie sends me down memory lane.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Favorite Thanksgiving side dishes in order:

1st - stuffing
2nd- Will's candy'd brandy'd yams
3rd- mashed potatoes n'gravy
4th- all other dishes

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from 81Chief wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I would have to say the turkey is my favorite side dish as I make all the other 'actual' side dishes the meal! Stuffing, mashes potatoes and gravy, cranberries (homemade or canned) and green bean casserole. Load up on all these sides and you got yourself a meal! Which leads me to my ultimate plan.....LEFT OVER TURKEY!! Nothing like a turkey sandwich the next day while watching the Huskers.

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from MaxPower wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite is Candied Yams. Yams are already good by themselves, but when you add some form of sugar it makes them all the more wonderful.

Our twist is to mix a bit of brown sugar into the yams before, and we use a mixture of regular and chocolate marshmellows on top. So good, goes down sweet and smooth.

p.s. Camp Chef is amazing stuff, we've been using their gas stoves in our outfit for years!

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from tmp2787 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite side dish, hands down would be my moms stuffing. Honestly I am a mash potatoe boy, however this stuffing could make anyone think twice about their favorite secondary dish. The dish consists of made corn bread, with wild venison saugage and mixed with fresh cranberries. It is in fact a very amazing homemade stuffing. When eating this side dish your mind cant help but day dream of what it would've been like to have partaken of the thankful hearts and melting pot of culture, herritage, and religion at the first thanksgiving pilgrim indian feast. Oh to be John Smith eating my mothers fresh sage and thyme mixed in with all the other wanders of her dressing..... and of course the secound day its only better.

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from HuntinWV wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Sweet Potato Casarole!! YummO

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from HuntinWV wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Sweet Potato Casarole!! YummO

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from nchunt101 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

country ham....period

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from bruisedsausage wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Deviled eggs. Can't beat a simple deviled egg on the side. Nothing says "yes, that's right, I just pillaged an entire plate of food" like a deviled egg can. ;)

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from Beekeeper wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My grandmother's old fashioned cornbread dressing. Made with drippings and broth from the bird, chopped onion, celery and of course homemade corn bread made with stone ground white corn meal.

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from snowboardcorey wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Every year I make some sort of wild rice dish, so far the best has to be wild rice with venison sausage and cranberries.

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from murdock32 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

southern cornbread stuffin with sausage.

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from BaboosicBomb wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Cinnamon buns. Always go for the smaller ones. they have the most filling and least dough. If there is any frosting, you've got it good.

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from murdock32 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

And I forgot the Chardonnay please. And, a good smoke afterwards and Our Family's. God bless all, and bring our troops home in time for the Holiday's.

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from ff23 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

It has to be Grandma Lee's(rest her sole) Sage Dressing Recipe; Xlarge ceramic bowl, tear apart 2 loaves of bread into 2inch strips, add 1 large onion finely chopped, 2 large celery sticks-finely chopped, rub"fresh" dried sage leaves(1cup uncrushed more or less to taste) between hands over bread, mix thoroughly. Next add salt and pepper. Cover with saran wrap, let sit overnight. Thanksgiving morning, use turkey broth (2.5 cups) to moisten bread mixture. Using your hands, thoroughly mix dressing, add broth as needed to reach a dough consistancy. Salt pepper to taste, place in large baking pan (make dressing about 2-3 inches deep)at 400. We baked until crisp on top, moist in the center in the center.

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from fluckeye wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

all of them - then the beer and football while I fall asleep in my favorite chair

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from JoeGeurts wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

The Pie of course. My mother makes homemade pies just like my grandmother did when we use to have Thanksgiving at her house every year. They are delicious. My grandmother has been gone for 14 years but every year at thanksgiving time just one taste of that pie sends me down memory lane.

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from Beekeeper wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My grandmother's old fashioned cornbread dressing. Made with drippings and broth from the bird, chopped onion, celery and of course homemade corn bread made with stone ground white corn meal.

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from fluckeye wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

all of them - then the beer and football while I fall asleep in my favorite chair

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I'd definitely say mashed potatoes are the best. That and little biscuits that you can put turkey and potatoes and whatever else in and have a bunch of thanksgiving sammiches. Yum.

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from fortknox02 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite would have to be Green Bean caserole. Has to be the french style green beans, and as always have French's crispy fried onions sprinkled over the top. MMM

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from jvidrine wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite side would have to be Bacon-wrapped Green beans. Take a small hand full of fresh, blanched green beans, wrap with a slice of bacon. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and brown sugar; bake until the bacon is crispy and the green beans are cooked through. Make a bunch because they will go quick. DELICIOUS!

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from FOX wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Mine is a tie between mashed potatoes and glazed sweet potatoes/yams. You start by boiling so they are softish and the skin comes off easily. Next you heat a pan and put a half a stick of butter in the pan then the potatoes with about a cup of brown sugar. Cook till they are coated and easily chopped by the spatula. It I big mess but so good.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Greenhead wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Hash brown casserole, made with sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and a ton of cheese. Man, I don't know if I can wait till Thanksgiving to make it.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from CL3 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Hands down for me is Oyster Stew.

Freshly shucked oysters & their liquor, equal parts milk & cream, and then butter, salt & pepper. Heat it up slowly and serve hot. We've been know to eat before the turkey is finished cooking... shhhhh!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from ja_demko wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I usually shovel down three or four big helpings of the green bean and mushroom soup casserole topped with the canned french fried onions. What can I say? I have a lingering affection for 1950's-1970's "American food."

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from smccardell wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I have a favorite side which is stuffing. It can be homemade or out of a box. But what I love to do is either morph it in to Oyster stuffing or Sausage stuffing. It's rather simple, for the Oyster stuffing, when you get ready to bake the stuffing in the oven simple add fresh or canned oysters (you can substitute the oyster liquor for liquid in your stuffing mix) and bake. For the sausage stuffing, pre-cook the susage and add it to the mix before baking. The reason my favorite side is stuffing is because of it's versatillity. You can have it as a side with turkey etc, but it's even better the next day cold, sliced on top of a turkey sandwich with mayo and cranberry sauce!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from firedawg wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I have to stick with a staple. My wife's cornbread dressing with lots of giblet gravy on top. Wait, I changed my mind, my grandma's creamed corn. Wait, no, my other grandma's oyster dressing. Wait, no, aaahhh, they are all just to damn good! I have officially made myself about to starve. Thanksgiving can't get here soon enough.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from sgtsly wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Being an American in today's multi-cultural landscape, means that there is a plethera of dishes to choose from. I remember the Thanksgiving I spent in the Arabian desert, the favorite side-dish was probably mac-n-cheese. We made do. All-time favorite has to be sweet potato casserole ala Vicki. My sister-in-law makes a grewat dish that is sweet and hot and could be served for dessert. Happy Thanksgiving to all the guys and gals still over there.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Douglas wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Oyster stuffing. It complements all the other things like cranberries, turkey, etc., beautifully

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from thequam wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

This was going to be a very easy decision for me initially, then I started to think of the ammount of food that actually hits the table during Thanksgiving Dinner. Mom's homemade stuffing is tops on the list, followed by her homemade baked beans. Grandmas mashed potatoes and gravy takes third, and finally I can't imagine dinner without mom's cornbread!!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from TM wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of squash. I don't have it often, and roast squash is a great treat and accompaniment to the standards. Squash and stuffing are what separate an everyday roast chicken dinner from a once a season feast.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from ilikehunting wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

It's all about the gravy. Collect the fat drippings from the turkey (and the giblets!) and heat it in a sauce pan. Mix water and cornstarch together BEFORE adding it to the fat. Mixing the cornstarch before adding it to the fat reduces lumps and gives a smooth delicious texture. Add salt/pepper to taste.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from bdarak wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

The Stuffing, definitely the stuffing. My Mom's homemade recipe that she has been doing since I can remember!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from DANO wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Green olives soaking in Gin and a touch of vermouth.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from larson014 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

anything but kfc mashed potatoes, i like mine made with cream, butter, milk, pepper and yes yukon golds are the best

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

man sure is a toss up especially after reading everyone else's. I have to go with the sweet potatoes/yams. Although the green bean bundles are almost winning out for me! we had those at my wedding last month but they used Worcestershire (thank god for spell check) sauce in there also and they were out of this world.

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from WesMcCormick wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

man sure is a toss up especially after reading everyone else's. I have to go with the sweet potatoes/yams. Although the green bean bundles are almost winning out for me! we had those at my wedding last month but they used Worcestershire (thank god for spell check) sauce in there also and they were out of this world.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from country road wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Make mine dressing with sausage and apple chunks, covered wit giblet gravy.

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from steve182 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Creamed pearl onions. They were my Pop-pops favorite too and i look forward to them every year more than any other dish. So good.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from peppeli wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Definitely the taters,gravy,and corn. I too love all kinds of potatoes even those one from KFC...especially those famous bowls.
I like to make my own little heap of mashed potatoes, corn and gravy with turkey on the side on Thanksgiving after a morning/afternoon bird hunt.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Montanagyrene wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My two favorite (since I'd HATE to choose, even if you put a gun to my head!!) are garlic-mashed potatoes (ESPECIALLY if you use roasted garlic!), and my Mom's oyster dressing!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sean Schaeuble wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite side dish is fresh cheese curds (the ones that squeak) and venison sausage with club crackers. I know they are more of an appetizers but when I can only get them when I go home for Christmas they are an appetizer,side dish, and dessert all in one.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from mastersjohn25 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My grandma makes a cranberry jello/ dressing that is amazing. She puts in fresh cranberries, chunks of mandarin oranges, and small chunks of walnuts. The week after thanksgiving take white bread, turkey, mashed potatoes, this cranberry dressing, top with gravy and you have the most amazing open faced sandwich ever made.

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from idahoducks wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Being from Idaho potatoes and gravy are a must however, my German Aunts always make what we call German Noodles. Cooked Homemade egg noodles smothered with crackers that have been browned in a skillet with a pound of butter. (the more crackers and butter the better) Pour excess butter over the entire dish and bake for 15-20 minutes. To really top off the cholesterol spike add some warm gravy.
Oh yeah and a little Bourdon to wash it all down.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Arlo269 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I love what we call Cheezy Garlic Biscuits (Red Lobster Biscuits). So eazy to make as well. Bisquick, Shredded Cheese and Milk. Bake until they start to turn brown then brush on a mixture of Butter, Garlic Powder, and that chopped green stuff whose name i forget for decoration.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Gtbigsky wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Favorite Thanksgiving side dishes in order:

1st - stuffing
2nd- Will's candy'd brandy'd yams
3rd- mashed potatoes n'gravy
4th- all other dishes

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from 81Chief wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

I would have to say the turkey is my favorite side dish as I make all the other 'actual' side dishes the meal! Stuffing, mashes potatoes and gravy, cranberries (homemade or canned) and green bean casserole. Load up on all these sides and you got yourself a meal! Which leads me to my ultimate plan.....LEFT OVER TURKEY!! Nothing like a turkey sandwich the next day while watching the Huskers.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from MaxPower wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite is Candied Yams. Yams are already good by themselves, but when you add some form of sugar it makes them all the more wonderful.

Our twist is to mix a bit of brown sugar into the yams before, and we use a mixture of regular and chocolate marshmellows on top. So good, goes down sweet and smooth.

p.s. Camp Chef is amazing stuff, we've been using their gas stoves in our outfit for years!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from tmp2787 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

My favorite side dish, hands down would be my moms stuffing. Honestly I am a mash potatoe boy, however this stuffing could make anyone think twice about their favorite secondary dish. The dish consists of made corn bread, with wild venison saugage and mixed with fresh cranberries. It is in fact a very amazing homemade stuffing. When eating this side dish your mind cant help but day dream of what it would've been like to have partaken of the thankful hearts and melting pot of culture, herritage, and religion at the first thanksgiving pilgrim indian feast. Oh to be John Smith eating my mothers fresh sage and thyme mixed in with all the other wanders of her dressing..... and of course the secound day its only better.

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from HuntinWV wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Sweet Potato Casarole!! YummO

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from HuntinWV wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Sweet Potato Casarole!! YummO

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from nchunt101 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

country ham....period

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from bruisedsausage wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Deviled eggs. Can't beat a simple deviled egg on the side. Nothing says "yes, that's right, I just pillaged an entire plate of food" like a deviled egg can. ;)

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from snowboardcorey wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Every year I make some sort of wild rice dish, so far the best has to be wild rice with venison sausage and cranberries.

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from murdock32 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

southern cornbread stuffin with sausage.

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from murdock32 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

And I forgot the Chardonnay please. And, a good smoke afterwards and Our Family's. God bless all, and bring our troops home in time for the Holiday's.

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from ff23 wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

It has to be Grandma Lee's(rest her sole) Sage Dressing Recipe; Xlarge ceramic bowl, tear apart 2 loaves of bread into 2inch strips, add 1 large onion finely chopped, 2 large celery sticks-finely chopped, rub"fresh" dried sage leaves(1cup uncrushed more or less to taste) between hands over bread, mix thoroughly. Next add salt and pepper. Cover with saran wrap, let sit overnight. Thanksgiving morning, use turkey broth (2.5 cups) to moisten bread mixture. Using your hands, thoroughly mix dressing, add broth as needed to reach a dough consistancy. Salt pepper to taste, place in large baking pan (make dressing about 2-3 inches deep)at 400. We baked until crisp on top, moist in the center in the center.

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from BaboosicBomb wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

Cinnamon buns. Always go for the smaller ones. they have the most filling and least dough. If there is any frosting, you've got it good.

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