Monday, October 6, 2014

Two Easy Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Side dishes are as important as the main dish for Thanksgiving dinners during the holiday season. Often people may be going to their families for these events or to a company Thanksgiving and be asked or offer to bring a side dish to go along with the turkey or ham. Though some side dishes require a lot of preparation some side dishes can be made beforehand and taken with. Below are simple recipe options that can be taken this holiday season to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries
All that is needed for this recipe are some essential items such as cranberries, red grapefruit, minced scallions, and butter lettuce, and baby spinach. To add some spruces to this recipe add some hearts of palm sliced up in to bite size pieces and pine nuts. This recipe is rather easy to follow as it takes about a half an hour to prepare. This recipe can be stored for up to 2 days, so it is the perfect thing to make before Thanksgiving Day. To find all of the directions to this recipe go to Eatingwell.

Marinated Mushrooms are a great make-ahead dish for Thanksgiving this year. While many enjoy the taste of mushrooms by themselves these marinated beauties not only bring a fancy taste to an already great Thanksgiving dinner but also bring a bunch of flavors to the dinner plate. With only seven ingredients needed and forty minutes for prep and cooking, this side dish can be made up to a day before Thanksgiving. Throw it in a favorite decorative dish, and serve once needed.

 Pear and celery salad is not only a tasty and nutritious side dish, but also is a great make-ahead side dish. The items needed to make this recipe are honey, salt, ripe pears, cheddar cheese, chopped pecans, slice celery and cider or raspberry vinegar. Of course to make this salad butter head or romaine lettuce is needed to make this a true salad.  To see the exact directions to mix this salad together and make it a make-ahead side dish visit Delish.

These dishes are easy side dishes for Thanksgiving as they can be stored in the refrigerator for later, or used as a side dish during the main course. Both recipes are also healthy eating for those who are trying to maintain their weight and stay healthy during the holidays.

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