With only a few days until Thanksgiving (26 November), everyone who is celebrating, I believe have decided the menu already.
But let’s be honest. Thanksgiving is not all about the turkey. The turkey without the side dishes would be just a simple turkey.
In our country we celebrate the harvest season, we don’t have Thanksgiving day, but I am grateful for everything I have: for health, for love, for food, for a roof above my head and in my little I try as much as I can to enjoy life and be happy.
I know this year was a year to forget, with lots of struggles for everyone, but food can always be helpful and improve our mood.
Even if maybe you cannot celebrate this year as the previous years, if your country or city is in lockdown, remember that can have fun and good time also at home.
Cooking it can be very healthful and relaxing.
So Thanksgiving is another opportunity for you to challenge yourself in the kitchen and have some fun.
Let’s see top 5 Thanksgiving side dishes that cannot miss from your Thanksgiving table
1. Mashed potatoes
Did you know that according to a new survey 71% of Americans like mashed potatoes as their side dish for Thanksgiving dinner?
Well, I always love mashed potatoes as my side dish and not only. I am a potatoes lover.
And if you want to give a special touch to your mashed potatoes, you can check my super easy and tasty rustic potato and carrot mash.
2. Cranberry sauce
The turkey can be quite dry sometimes and the cranberry sauce is the perfect match for it.
3. Green bean casserole
I simply love the crunchy green beans as a side dish.
4. Roasted carrots
Roasted carrots are always a treat. So easy and yet so tasty.
5. Brussels sprouts with bacon
Brussels sprouts always had their fashion 😉 I love these mini cabbages.
And if you want to give a special touch to your Brussels sprouts you may check my below recipe for Roasted Brussels sprouts.
Even if I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, these side dishes I eat them every single week, without the need of a special occasion.
Actually being healthy and alive is a very good reason to celebrate everyday! And a good meal is always the perfect treat!
Treat yourself well! What we eat is what we are!
And remember to be thankful everyday not only one day per year.