I once read that the average Thanksgiving table boasts seven side dishes. SEVEN! At first I thought that number must be inaccurate but then I counted up my family’s favorites:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Candied Yams
- Scalloped Corn
- Apple Salad
- Green Bean Casserole
- Cranberry Sauce
That’s eight. Plus turkey and a number of pies.
When we gather in large numbers, we have to have them all. Each one is somebody’s favorite except maybe the green beans, but if they go then another green vegetable replaces them, if only on principle.
When we’re a smaller group, I’m always looking for dishes to nix. Rolls and yams are usually first on my chopping block, but my family always wrestles them back onto the table.
So I thought I’d try a different tactic: I’d combine them.Continue reading → Candied Yam Dinner Rolls