Turkey Pairing? Southern side dish!

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Turkey pairing? Southern side dish wanted!  Now is the time to start thinking about meal planning for your family dinner. Making a plan will help cut down on the stress of entertaining.  At times, even the idea of entertaining makes people start sweating.

From house cleaning, grocery shopping, menu planning, cooking and then cleaning, it is a job to manage. And that is before you start decorating. Start planning early and complete anything in advance. Make a list of everything that you will need before company arrives. Review list and delegate early any tasks to family members.

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Reasons to serve turkey all year round

Family and friends will enjoy the meal more if your able to enjoy it as well. No one wants to have dinner with a stressed out hostess. At our home we love serving turkey  all year for a number of reasons.

Turkey is low in calories and cholesterol
Turkey is inexpensive
Place in large roaster and walk away for hours
Turkey will serve a crowd

 Turkey Pairing? Southern Side Dish! Please

During this time of year you may have traditional favorites that your family craves or you may want to add in something different. Turkey pairing southern side dish wanted?  Old Southern Rice Dressing or Turkey Stuffing or Cabbage Dressing as my friend Sunshine call it, it is a must try that your family will love.

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Delicious new side for your holiday table

Turkey pairs well with most any side dish or vegetable. Because of this your choices are unlimited.   Be adventurous and try something new to introduce to your guests, for example Spicy Squash Corn Pudding Here are a few dishes that are super easy and will work for your turkey pairing. A southern side dish to love.

Make ahead, freeze and thaw out before your big day

Flavorful Italian Green Beans

Sweet Baby Limas

Southern Turnip Greens

Southern Zipper Peas

A Vegetable medley of Fresh Flavor

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I love the white pumpkins

Remember, your guests are happy to join you in your home. Plan ahead, delegate, use lists to stay on track and execute. Prior planning will help you lower the stress of entertaining. Enjoy your time with friends and family. Focus on what is important.

Occasionally,  everything does not go according to plan. I promise, you will live. Figure out the issue and move on. As my friend says, “It’s not my last meal.” Everyone  has a cooking story or burns bread, including me. Open a bottle of wine and share.

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Pumpkins represent Fall to us no matter what color they are

Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. www.diningwithmimi.com is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food, travel and music. Traveling allows exposure to all types of foods and flavors. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Join me on my journey. Copyright 2016-2019 by Mimi

2 thoughts on “Turkey Pairing? Southern side dish!”

  1. I agree! What a beautiful venue. They have done a great job. Only suggestion is maybe one bar for wine/beer and a second bar for cocktails. The music has been great at both sessions and I’m looking forward to the next one.

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