Give us a minute to convert you to the goodness that is Smoked Broccoli. I’ve always been the kind of eater who enjoys a plate full of vegetables. And that love for vegetables only deepens when the weather turns cool, and I roast every vegetable I can think of in the oven. Cauliflower, check. Carrots, check. Sugar snap peas, check check (try them!). And broccoli, I’ve always loved roasted broccoli. Then we smoked it. I’m forever changed.
Typically, a beautifully browned turkey gets all the attention when it comes to Thanksgiving. It’s tradition, and most people wouldn’t dream of celebrating the biggest food holiday of the year without this classic main dish. But when we asked our Gygi community what their favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is, they all answered with a side dish! It just goes to show you that people come for the turkey and stay for the sides.
This year, we’ve got two side dishes we think you’ll love. First, we put a spin on classic stuffing by using sourdough bread as the base and layering it with less traditional flavors, like Brussels sprouts, bacon, and dried apricot. Then we get nostalgic with a wheat salad that’s a familiar and loved dish at many Utah tables. Give these a try and see if you end up with a new Thanksgiving tradition of your own.
Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings and beautiful scenes. From the ever changing autumn leaves to the freshly baked pies, Thanksgiving truly is a treat to the senses. That’s why it’s important to trim your Thanksgiving table in a way that will maximize appeal and compliment your golden brown turkey. We’ve come up with two Thanksgiving dining table decor ideas that will flatter the minimalist or cater to the whimsy.
A few helpful tips to keep in mind when thawing a turkey: