Can I tell you a little secret?
I don’t really like traditional Thanksgiving sides.
Actually, it’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I don’t love them. And I want to love them. I feel like I’m supposed to swoon over mashed potatoes, but I find most versions kind of boring. And stuffing? Um, it’s mushy bread.
But I do love Thanksgiving. I love curling up on the couch with a big mug of coffee to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I love spending the afternoon in the kitchen with my family. I love lingering around the table. And Thanksgiving isn’t really about the turkey anyway, it’s about family and friends. I know I’ve harped a lot lately on the concept of good living, but I promise this is the last time.
There’s a moment, after the pumpkin pie, when the whole family is full and happy and laughing. To me, that moment is truly the height of good living. As I mentioned before, the folks at Fage (makers of yummy Greek yogurt) have asked a few of us food bloggers to weigh in on what makes for good living. And while I’d gladly trade lumpy mashed potatoes and chilly New England weather for crispy spanakopita and Mediterranean sunshine, we can live the good life right here in Connecticut too. Whether corn bread stuffing makes you drool or not, be sure to savor all of the good moments this week!
And should you like some inspiration for deviating from the usual green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole, one of the following recipes might make a fun addition to your Thanksgiving line up.
As part of the Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program, I have been entered for the chance to win a trip to Greece courtesy of FAGE. You too can enter to win one of three trips to Greece by entering the FAGE Plain Extraordinary Greek Getaway here: http://www.fageusa.com/community/fage-greek-getaway