Over the first decade, our assigned contributions were desserts, relish trays and rolls, but now we're usually in charge of a side or two, a dessert and wine.
The desserts we've created may not all have been beautiful, but they've usually been tasty--especially with the addition of whipped cream. (Thank goodness for whipped cream!) I like to experiment with new recipes, which isn't always the best plan when cooking for others.
In the past few years, daughter Fran and I have begun to try new to us sides to test on the family. The first one that I can remember, was a combination of onion and apple rings with bacon and croutons (similar to this). The recipe sounded so good, but as far as looks go? Not so much. BUT the Swedish dish turned out to be an awesome accompaniment to ham. Last year, Fran made cauliflower gratin. Family members who have always hated cauliflower loved this recipe. I wonder what Fran's thinking about making this year . . .
What are your Thanksgiving favorites? Recipes are welcome!