WASHINGTON – Turkey is the symbol of Thanksgiving for a traditional holiday spread, but what about the side dishes that accompany the 20-pound star of the table?
If you’re still undecided about what to serve alongside your Thanksgiving turkey, Aviva Goldfarb, author and founder of The Six O’Clock Scramble, has some suggestions.
Here are the recipes from some of Goldfarb’s favorite family-friendly Thanksgiving side dishes.
Sweet Whole Wheat Cornbread
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined with no lumps (don’t overmix), and transfer it to the baking dish. Bake it for 30 minutes or until it is golden brown and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Alternatively, fill a muffin tin with the batter and bake for 20 minutes.
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup with Crispy Sage
This butternut squash, apple and sage soup is a tasty and seasonal addition to any Thanksgiving menu. (Courtesy Kirsten Wisniakowski)
In a large stockpot, melt half the butter over medium heat, and when it is bubbling, add the onions. After about three minutes, add the squash and apples, and saut