Thanksgiving side dishes to savour

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Turkey always hogs the spotlight on Thanksgiving. To put your Thanksgiving feast over the top, you’ll need some top shelf side dishes. The blog team at Williams and McDaniel want your Thanksgiving in Kitchener to be the best it can be, so we’ve put together some suggestions for amazing side dishes to savour.


Roasted Mixed Veggies

If you can’t decide on a single vegetable side dish – you don’t have to! This mixed veggie roast of gold beets, parsnip, carrot, radicchio and brussel sprouts has something for everyone. The dish is fragrantly seasoned with black pepper, sea salt, garlic, thyme and rosemary and a fantastic apple cider vinaigrette.  This colourful and flavourful side dish will delight your guests.


Honey Glazed Carrots

Turn humble, ho-hum carrots into a fantastic, flavourful side dish with this recipe for Honey-Glazed Carrots. The carrots are glazed with a simple mixture of chicken broth, honey and red wine vinegar. This sweet and savoury side dish can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.


Candied Yams

Candied Yams are a Thanksgiving classic. If you’ve never tried them, make this the year. Par boiled sweet potatoes are baked in a buttery (or margarine-y) sweet sauce with brown sugar, marshmallows, nutmeg and cinnamon — pretty sweet!



Thanksgiving would not feel complete without stuffing. Don’t be intimidated to make your own Turkey Stuffing from scratch, it’s easy! Just remember to prepare the bread cubes at least a day in advance to let them dry out as dry bread works best. This is a dish that you can personalize and customize. You can add cranberries, sausage or nuts, or remove the celery and add different herbs. The possibilities are endless!


Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes are another Thanksgiving must-have. There are many different way to prepare great Mashed Potatoes, skin on, skin off, creamy, chunky, the list goes on. Many recipes call for starchy russet potatoes, which are great for baking and french fries, but Yukon Gold potatoes have a smooth, almost buttery flavour all on their own. If you’re looking for the creamiest, most buttery mashed potatoes – go for the gold!
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Williams and McDaniel. For more information on Williams and McDaniel rental properties in Kitchener, including the conveniently located Newport Towers (550 Strasburg Road), please visit our website.