My Mom handles the turkey and an extra turkey breast each Thanksgiving. We have the whole family over and it gets pretty chaotic. My Mom makes her usual wonderful dishes but each year I'm in charge of a few things myself. I make the same dishes each year. Here are the classics that I make each year.
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Here is the recipe I use. I LOVE these. I pretty much cook them just for me to eat.
Sweet Potato Casserole
One year my aunt made the best ever sweet potato casserole. She didn't keep the recipe and we have never been able to reproduce it. Each year since, I try. This year I'm giving this recipe a shot.
Love! Love! Love! I only make hashbrown casserole for Thanksgiving so it is always a nice treat and something I wait all year for. Check out the recipe here.
Broccoli Rice Casserole
You can not go wrong with this recipe. The only thing I do differently is I use frozen broccoli. It tastes just as great and way easier.
What I enjoy most about casseroles (besides the wonderful tastiness) is that they can be made beforehand. I don't freeze mine but you could. I make mine the day before and cook 40 minutes before the turkey is done. It gives you more time to visit with family when you don't have to slave the day of Thanksgiving.
I also will make a dessert but I do something different every year. My mom is in charge of the dessert staples like banana puddin, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and cherry crunch. Oh the pounds will be coming! Is someone doing a how to not gain weight around the holidays? I need to read that.