Thanksgiving is the one time of year when roasting a big turkey is not enough. As cooks, we wrestle with also having to prepare a string of side dishes to please guests.
Trouble is we’re often in side-dish rut. And too often we try to make complicated sides.
But if you’ve never tried vegetables like Brussels sprouts, now is your chance. And if you can’t sway from mashed sweet potatoes, try and vary them a little. Our double-stuffed potatoes is fine and flavorful with a mix of sweet potatoes and baked and mashed potatoes.
There are no set rules of how many side dishes to have. Just don’t overdo it.
Here are some tips to help you better tackle turkey day: