Leah’s Top 5 Thanksgiving side dishes…
Apple Chesnut Soup with Parsely Croutons - Recipe from Chow
Mashed Potatoes with Caramalized Garlic and Parsnips – Recipe from Epicurious
Pear, Arugula, and Endive Salad with Candied Walnuts - Recipe from Epicurious
Fresh Cranberry Relish – Recipe from my mom - 1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries, 1 oranges – scrubbed well and quartered with peel left on half, 3/4 cup-1 cup raw sugar. Pulse cranberries and oranges in a food processor until they form a chunky relish. (My mom uses an old fashioned food grinder she found at an antique store, but the processor works fine. Stir in sugar, a little at a time – to taste.
Braised Greens with Garlic - Recipe from me! Start with a boat-load of greens (ideally a mix of collards, kale, mustard, dandelion, and chard). Chop up a bunch of garlic. Steam/saute greens in a big pot with a lid, with garlic and a little bit of water and oil. Once mostly wilted, drain off excess water and add soy sauce to taste. Recover and continue cooking until greens are soft, but still chewy.
Other worthy side dishes: roasted Brussels sprouts, delicata squash with rosemary and sea salt, cheddar and kale biscuits, Jerusalem artichoke salad…