It’s just never to early to start planning side dishes for Thanksgiving. However, I know it sounds crazy but I love to put a menu together in advance and make sure to have a list to tell everyone each dish they are bringing to the feast. Do you ever get those hard to feed that don’t like warm food or that vegetarian that likes things simply. Hence, this Sugared Heirloom Carrots and Cranberries will cure your woes. It’s no bake, simply to put together, and easy finger food.
Additionally, I love no bake dishes. Something I can serve up easily on my list without much cutting, cooking, or baking. Easily, that side dish that can be washed, sugared, and set out in a pretty dish. Above all I love the visual colors of the heirloom carrots and cranberries.
When planning to make side dishes for Thanksgiving I am strategic. I plan to make a few some that I cook, some that I make ahead, and some that I don’t have to cook at all. That is to say that I seriously wash and throw it together right before people are walking in the door. Additionally, one of those dishes is the Sugared Heirloom Carrots and Cranberries. However I do have a few others like pickles, olives, baby carrots, and celery in a large separation bowl. Then I add a ranch dip to the center which is one packet of ranch seasoning to one tub of sour cream. Mix. Done!
Planning a list is the way to go! You don’t want to take on the entire dinner. Food costs rising it’s unfair for anyone to do that. Make a list and find who is comfortable with cook what. Some may not be bakers so give them the simple dishes. If they love to bake then you know just who to pass the baking to. Think about asking your family or friends what they would like to bring. Usually a dish they like to prepare comes out better than one they have never made before. Below is a few items I love to have on hand for Thanksgiving.Print