What is your signature Thanksgiving side dish?

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    The only cooking I do is on the guitar!
    BUT, my wife who is an amazing cook
    In the last few years has been making a roasted brussel sprouts and carrots dish that is fantastic people seem to love it everything's all caramelized maybe some onions thrown in there too
     
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    Turkey sandwiches / with a whole pumpkin pie on the side .
     
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    Grama's green bean mushroom casserole
     
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    Oyster dressing made with cornbread.

    A quickie I'll take to a pot luck, is called Ranger Salad. My family used to make this way back in the 70s. Today most think taco salad, but there is no meat and the seasoning is really not taco. Lettuce, diced green onions, shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, crunched up plain doritos, shredded cheese, and catalina salad dressing.
     
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    Mashed potatoes with garlic and basil.
     
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    Sweet potato casserole. Pecans, brown sugar glaze, marshmallows...oh my!
     
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    The bread. Too eat and for Stuffing. Nothing like the fresh, no preservatives, old fashion bread.
    24oz of White or White Wheat Flour, 1 tsp of Salt, 16oz of Warm Water then 2 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast. Made extra yummy by spending a whole day in the fridge.
    The Stuffing bread has a few more ingredients like corn flour and some spices.
    When all is said and done, the fresh bread makes the best Turkey Ala King!
     
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    My signature chorico stuffing. I start with Pepperidge Farm herbed stuffing, but throw the directions right out the window. I doctor it all up and the secret ingredient is some nice hot Portuguese chorico. Guaranteed to put you flat on your back in ecstasy.
     
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    Don’t care...as long as the wife’s chocolate pie is for dessert
     
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    I would say salad, but the potato type, not the green kind. I would've said dressing, but I figured that was a given. I agree on the sweet potato casserole, but I always save that for pre-dessert round. You don't just jump from meal to the desserts, you transition to them...lol.
     
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    I have a couple.

    Caramelized carrot soup. Super easy, super good.

    Chicken ballotine with duxelles stuffing. To be fair, it's more of a main course I guess, but it's been the most popular dish since I started making them about 5-6 years ago.
     
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    Weird. I thought green bean casserole was a western thing, too. I had it every year growing up.

    My signature side dish is anything involving potatoes with some type of dairy product (cheese, cream or milk, and lots of butter), and lots of salt and garlic. However any or all of those ingredients are formed matters not to me. I'm like the Taco Bell of potato dishes.
     
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    Our only "must have" side dish is fresh cranberries.
     
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    This, along with bloody marys and eventually beer.
     
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    long pig
     
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    LOL. Survey basis is only 931 respondents. Hardly a quorum. All the sides mentioned are common here in the Southeast. In my experience, Mac & Cheese is the least often seen.

    At my first Thanksgiving with Miz Diane's family (before we were married), I took a shine to the mashed rutabaga. Once I became part of the family, I got "chop the rutabaga" duty...32yrs later, I'd rather have it than mashed potatoes as a side. I provided pumpkin-pie for 28 yrs (recipe right off the Libby's label, just like my mother made). Miz Diane's brother has a killer recipe for Dijon Mustard Brussel Sprouts. Mmmmmmmmm. :p

    We're having Chinese this Thursday. No turkey. Miz Diane, OTOH, has been stuck in traffic around her building several times this month due to a takeover by the local flock of wild turkeys. Funny when the US Army puts out a "turkey traffic warning".
     
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    I love the plain old bread stuffing I’ve been making for about 35 years.
     
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