Happy Thanksgiving Week! Yep, I’m celebrating all week. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it combines three of my favorite things. 1. Gratitude 2. Family 3. Food
Also, in three short days I will wrap up 25 days sans sugar and let’s face it, I can’t wait to eat a real dessert!
This year we’ll travel to my parents house for dinner number one at lunchtime and then come back into town for dinner number two at supper time with Matt’s family. There will be lots of family and lots of food. For that, I’m thankful.
Today I wanted to share my favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipes, and as bonus each recipe can be assembled for less than $5.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes rule! This recipe for Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes* is my absolute favorite. I’ll be preparing this dish for dinner number one this year.
Honey Glazed Carrots
Fun fact: when I was a kid raw carrots were the only vegetable I would eat. Thankfully, my palate for vegetables has improved over the years. I like this recipe for Honey Glazed Carrots, because it’s so simple, only requiring three ingredients and makes the perfect companion to any meal.
I’m a butternut gal, but appreciate all types of winter squash, especially this time of year. Whether you puree it, roast it, or stuff it, squash is a in-season and wallet-friendly side fit for any Thanksgiving feast.
What is better than cornbread? Pumpkin cornbread! Go ahead and try the Pumpkin Cornbread mix from Trader Joe’s. No one will mind (or even know) it’s from a box and it will reign a crowd pleaser for sure!
Every year I look forward to Matt’s uncle’s garlic mashed potatoes. Every year I eat an offense amount. I can’t help it! While, I’ve never replicated the deliciousness, the closest I’ve come is with this recipe for garlic mashed red potatoes.
*You’re right. Maple Syrup is typically not cheap. However, since I buy it in bulk (1 gallon for $40), it came out to .83 cents for a 1/3 cup bringing the recipe in under $5.
How will you celebrate Thanksgiving this year? What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?