Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What to Bring for an Un-Thanksgiving Meal?

Everything changes when you get married.  It does.  And it's good.  And it takes some getting used to.

Holidays, for instance.  No longer do you spend one Thanksgiving meal with the whole family.  Instead, Thanksgiving spans multiple meals, and even multiple days.  Fortunately, since I have gotten married, our families have worked out the details of "sharing" the kids at the holidays.

This year (as in previous years), we will host Thanksgiving at our house on Thanksgiving day.  I make the turkey, rolls, deviled eggs, stuffing, pie, snacks, tea, and such.  Family members bring the mashed potatoes, green beans, and corn pudding.  We watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We watch football.  It's traditional.

The day after, we go to my mom's house and celebrate Thanksgiving with her.  I usually bring leftovers, about which she is delighted!  She also fixes a meal, but it's a little less traditional.  In the past, it has been a savory rosemary pork roast.  Mom is a wonderful cook and a lovely hostess.

This year she will again be making a pork roast.  However, she has asked all the kids to bring a non-traditional side dish.  What?  What am I supposed to do?  What should I bring?   Little Smokies?  Potato salad??  Birthday cake???

Help - I need a non-Thanksgiving side dish to bring to Mom's.  The day after I host 15 people at my house for Thanksgiving dinner.

. . . And thanks in advance!

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