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We’re finally here, you guys! We’re in the home stretch of days until Thanksgiving day, and I’ve been busy putting my final touches on the menu and nailing down all of the sides we’ll be serving during our annual family feast. Thanksgiving in the south can be a little over-the-top sometimes. We love to break out Grandma’s old cookbook and pick out our family’s favorite recipes to eat, but if you’re not careful you’ll end up with 7 casseroles, 4 types of potato salad, 2 lbs of giblet gravy , 47 slices of cornbread and 14 different desserts for a family of 5 to try to devour. I’d love to tell you I’m exaggerating, but I’m really not!
And that’s just for one meal, you guys! It’s not at all uncommon to have multiple Thanksgiving meals with different families over the span of a few days. And don’t even get me started on the leftovers! It’s all well and good, but there’s only so much turkey and cranberry sauce that I can enjoy. I hate having that miserably-full feeling at every meal, and honestly – it’s often hard to come by a Thanksgiving menu that is filled with dishes that contain the proper nutrients we need to be fueling our bodies with.
Sure, we have our “vegetables” on the table, but they’re usually covered up with layers of butter, cheese, cracker crumbs and condensed soup and thrown in a casserole dish. It’s not exactly the best way to get in those veggies, so this year I’m making it a point to swap out a few traditional recipes with one that are loaded with vegetable goodness and served in a way that will speak to my southern family’s heart!…