What is/are your favorite Thanksgiving dish(es)? Do you tend toward the “classics” like the marshmallow yams of sorrow?
Fruit cocktail Jello?
The green bean casserole of shame?
(I’ve never seen it look this nice…)
Cranberry sauce, complete with can ridges?
Or do you tend to try new, maybe exotic fare? What are some things you’ve tried that have worked out well, maybe even become a tradition? What has not lived up to expectations? What has become the memory of “Remember that banana, wild rice, and clam stuffing you made?” that won’t die?
I make a sweet potato, apple, and butternut squash dish that displaced the dreaded marshmallow yams of sorrow at our dinner. You simply peel the squash and slice it into 1/2″ slices. Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/2″ slices and parboil them for about 10 minutes. Peel, core & slice granny smith apples and slice into 1/2″ slices.
Arrange the slices into rows in a buttered baking dish, alternating the squash, potatoes, & apples. Dot the top with butter, drizzle a few tablespoons of maple syrup over the top (a couple tablespoons of bourbon can also be added. Sprinkle some cinnamon & nutmeg on the top (maybe pecans, too). Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes until it’s bubbly around the edges.