Favorite Thanksgiving "side dishes" ??

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OK, what do you think goes great with the bird ?? (excluding dressing & desserts) ??
 
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Yummy!!!! Mashed Yukon gold and sweet potatoes with brie,bacon and scallions. Brussel sprouts with chesnuts here as well, served in delicata squash cups, Grilled Chippolini onions (instead of creamed)Cranberry/clemintine relish, ( and for only the cooks) A little seared Foie gras with port wine reduction and roast,turned french butter pear
 
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Oh yeah, I forgot the chilled asparagus and morel panna cotta's And the leek and parsnip Gratin
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My mom's candied sweet potatoes made with brown sugar and lime juice, reduced to a glossy glaze, swirled with butter. Boy, are they great! My brother in law is cooking, and asked me to prepare a recipe from the Food TV site for a green bean/wild mushroom casserole. The recipe sounds pretty pedestrian (bechamel, cheese, green beans, mushrooms...), but we have a lot of dietary limitations among our family members. No candied sweets, at least not this year.... (sigh).
 
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Ooooh that sounds good, cape chef:
Brussels sprouts and chestnuts in a delicata squash cup... I'm going to my in-laws for dinner, and I'm sure they're not serving that! One weird thing that they serve on Thanksgiving that I've never seen anywhere else is cornichons! I guess it goes, in an offbeat way.

My favorite stuffing is chestnut, but my mother in law makes a great one with brazil nuts too.
 
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Reading this thread always makes me hungry ...

I'm interested in learning more about the maryland sauerkrout, sounds yummy.

Being from the deep South - we're looking at sweet potato casseroles with toasted pecans (w/o the marshmellows
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) then there's the stacks of bacon-wrapped green beans, Spinach Madeline, oyster dressing, and a light fruit salad.
 
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Oh man, that sounds good! As for me, I like just plain 'ole mashed potatoes made with Yukons and russets. Stuffing made with Acme's foccacia bread. Throw in some roasted veggies (carrot, parsnip, zucchini, and fennel is a fave) and I am a happy woman.
 
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