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When it starts to get in the fall season Thanksgiving comes around before you know it. I remember (a time ago) when I would look forward to the local church Thanksgiving dinner with my mom. These days, since I cook for my own family now, I tend to start looking for easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes early on, to make sure I'm prepared and know in my head how my spread will look. The turkey, ham, or whichever roasts you have are one side of a Thanksgiving meal but the side dishes really make it.
Following are a list of my favorite 100 Thanksgiving side dishes (although they would work for Christmas too):
Potatoes are one of my weaknesses, any kind of potato I love, but around Thanksgiving, when the Sweet Potato Casserole starts coming out, I'm in heaven!
Salads can mean anything from potato salad, to Waldorf...
I call it stuffing, my husband calls it dressing.... either way, Thanksgiving dressings are delicious! It's his favorite part of the dinner! There are so many different varieties, and the history is very interesting, the History channel has a page dedicated to the regional differences in this dish!
Gravies are another addition that vary - here's a list of a few different gravies and sauces:
Antother big downfall for me is bread. I love it any kind of way. Following is a list of varying breads to be served as a Thanksgiving side dish:
For recipes from The Cagle Diaries, see below: