1. Because of you, the “main” appears a desolate, most likely over seasoned, dry chunk of protein without much to offer.
2. One needs variety. Its important to branch out and mix things up in this world. Otherwise, one gets comfortable, which then leads to boredom. Without you, one would become bored and stale.
3. There is a void out there and YOU fill it. The void for substance. The void for flavor. The void for trying something exotic.
Where to find the perfect side piece?
Buffets give me anxiety. There are too many options, decisions, genres of SIDES. I can never make up my mind and I want to try everything. So I do, and it makes me insecure.
Why can’t I be that “simple” girl who just wants a scoop of macaroni, and maybe a bite of broccoli? And sure a roll, okay fine! BUT OH NO. I have to be a psycho and want a bite of fried tofu and a hot wing on top of my kale salad with tuna.
PILE IT ON GIRL YOU’RE AT A BUFFET.
And I feel judged. But yet I still can’t seem to shake my life decisions while stumbling around the countertop of warm chafing dishes.
Speaking of chafing dishes, how we doing on prepping our Thanksgiving menus?!? What SIDES have you spoken for?
I love to bake, so I will most likely make a pie. I also LOVE making homemade stuffing with water chestnuts. This year, I am going to make cranberry maple sausage stuffed squash. All Recipes calls it “Squasage” (Sausage Stuffed Squash) However, my recipe is a bit different. And I am stealing the name.
There is a time and place for being traditional. And of course, there isn’t anything wrong with being predictable. But this year, I encourage you to try something new. May I suggest something smothered in truffle oil? Or even yet, something sous-vided?
While prepping your menu, also keep in mind that every side piece has a seat at your table. You are welcoming and willing to accept change. You even consider yourself to be a bit progressive these days.
FUN list of different T-Day dishes:
Share your unique side pieces below!