Least and Most Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Find it odd not many fans of the green bean casserole.
I'm not sure but I'd be willing to bet that green bean casserole is the only item at the all-you-can-eat buffet in Hades.
I had some in-law family over for Thanksgiving a few years back and I purposely asked that nobody brings one. Gary did. I was kind and placed it in the oven to keep warm. It never saw the the serving table or the light of day for that matter.

Were a ham, fresh cranberry and giblet n sage dressing family. Sweet pertaters are high on my list.
 
I'm not sure but I'd be willing to bet that green bean casserole is the only item at the all-you-can-eat buffet in Hades.
It never saw the the serving table or the light of day for that matter.

Were a ham, fresh cranberry and giblet n sage dressing family. Sweet pertaters are high on my list.
BRILLIANT solution the GBC submission.

And no one can argue with your family's table.
 
Like, or dislike?

I've never had it. I love oysters but can't imagine them in dressing. I'm open to suggestions, though.



Every word of that sentence is perfect.
Like - If you like oysters I think you’d be a fan, I love it.
 
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Hate it:
  • green bean casserole
  • dressing OR stuffing (when it's bad, it's REALLY bad!)
  • pumpkin pie
  • canned cranberry sauce

Love it:
  • the turkey (but ONLY if it's moist!)
  • dressing OR stuffing (when it's good, it's REALLY good!)
  • greens (collard, turnip, mustard, or a mixture...doesn't matter)
  • pie (as long as it's not pumpkin)
  • homemade cranberry sauce
 
Hate it:
  • green bean casserole
  • dressing OR stuffing (when it's bad, it's REALLY bad!)
  • pumpkin pie
  • canned cranberry sauce

Love it:
  • the turkey (but ONLY if it's moist!)
  • dressing OR stuffing (when it's good, it's REALLY good!)
  • greens (collard, turnip, mustard, or a mixture...doesn't matter)
  • pie (as long as it's not pumpkin)
  • homemade cranberry sauce
Dry turkey doesn't bother me as much. As long as there is a good gravy coating it.

Chris
 
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Hate it:
  • green bean casserole
  • dressing OR stuffing (when it's bad, it's REALLY bad!)
  • pumpkin pie
  • canned cranberry sauce

Love it:
  • the turkey (but ONLY if it's moist!)
  • dressing OR stuffing (when it's good, it's REALLY good!)
  • greens (collard, turnip, mustard, or a mixture...doesn't matter)
  • pie (as long as it's not pumpkin)
  • homemade cranberry sauce
Sherry, that's truly a Yin-Yang list that has the South written a over it. Love those greens!
 
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As a green bean casserole hater, I now feel challenged to create a scratch recipe I would enjoy. It might have crispy bacon, cream gravy, sautéd mushrooms with onions, and a garlic crouton topping...oh, and frozen julienned green beans saute'd in bacon fat.

And that breakfast, O...M...G! (Tears of happiness).
Honestly, some fresh steamed green beans would be just as good IMO (with a little gravy on them of course!) The smell of the monkey bread baking fills the house and lingers the whole day like a holiday scented candle.

Told my wife about this breakfast. She said, YUM! What time's breakfast?"
8AM. Bring your coats it's 30F here LOL
 
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favorite: mom's dressing and my wife's family recipe for sausage dressing.

My least favorite is the candied sweet potato dish my mother-in-law loves, and tomato aspic which is just tomato jello. We always had some form of discusting jello mold for Thanksgiving. Never knew why unless it was for all the really old people my mom would invite for thanksgiving dinner. To this day I cannot stand tomato jello or any form of lime jello with fruit in it.
 
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We're really not big turkey people. I'll smoke a breast once in a while. But that's about it. I do like turkey sammies. We did the bird while the kids were growing up for the tradition. Now we just make what we fancy for the day. This year it's homemade lasagna. Last year it was seafood.

Love: Ruint beans, brussel sprouts with cheese and bacon sauce. Stuffing with gravy. Ann's homemade chocolate pudding.
 
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I'm curious, what are ruint beans?
They are green beans. Fresh. Or frozen. Put in a crock pot with a diced large onion. Cook up a pound of bacon until crispy. Crumble. And put that with crock pot with a few Tbs of the bacon grease. Salt and pepper to taste. Fill with water until the beans are submerged. And let them cook until they are nice and tender. I usually go on low for 8 hours. Hence. They are ruined. No real benefit left in them! But, soo good!
 
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