I apologize for starting late this week, a habit I know I've been prone to on Mondays :)
However, this is an exciting week! I'm gearing up for my trip home tomorrow, where I'll be spending my Thanksgiving with my wonderful family. It's been a while since I've been home, so I'm quite excited. This weekend, I spent some time researching side dish recipes that I might want to make with my mom, as we always tag team for Turkey Day cooking. Side dishes, for some reason, are always the most difficult things for me to come up with, since they can often be too boring or too bold for my family's tastes. Below are some links for those of you who are in similar predicaments.... I haven't narrowed the list further myself, but I think there's lots of good stuff to choose from.
Broccoli Rabe with Pine Nuts and Raisins
Wild Mushroom Bundles
Crisp Haricots Verts with Pine Nuts
Mushrooms Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Balsamic Glazed Sweet and Sour Cippoline
Creamed Corn Gratin with Fried Onion Rings and Bacon
Carmelized-Shallot and Sage Mashed Potatoes
And Desserts, of course, for those who, like me, don't like pumpkin pie...
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Gateaux Au Chocolat Et Mandarine
Smitten Kitchen's Mom's Apple Cake
Apple Walnut Bread Pudding
Mom, if you're reading, start narrowing down!!