I'm hosting Easter dinner at my house this weekend. My menu is planned, but the shopping isn't finished quite yet. While the featured "star" of my meal will be a spiral ham (glazed with a mustard sauce with vermouth and thyme, á là Cooks Illustrated), I will also be serving several side dishes (and dessert, of course!).
Which brings us to Carole's topic for us this week. . . Ten Favorite Side Dishes to Serve at a Family Dinner.
This is actually harder for me than it sounds. . . because I tend to either make up my sides, or just skim through my favorite cookbooks for quick inspiration.
With HAM. . . I like (1) scalloped potatoes and (2) roasted asparagus.
With TURKEY . . . I like (3) dressing, (4) sweet potatoes and (5) cranberry sauce.
With LAMB . . . I like (6) wild rice with Kalamata olives and feta cheese.
With STEAK . . . I like (7) roasted potatoes and (8) sauteed mushrooms.
With ROAST BEEF . . . I like (9) roasted carrots and turnips and (10) mashed potatoes.
What do YOU like to serve on the side . . . at your family dinners?
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