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What do you serve with meatloaf?

What shall I serve tonight? I'm trying (per another thread on these boards I've stolen ideas from) Paul Prudhomme's recipe tonight, and am looking for a sidedish that is not my usual standby of mashed potatoes.

Anything relatively easy would be appreciated by this tired Chowhound. Thanks!

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  1. What about mashed, cooked cauliflower mixed with carrots? Or something crunchy to go with the mushiness of meatloaf - steamed snowpeas?

    1. I really like that snowpea idea.

      1. Roasted veggies - sweet potato, pasnip, carrot, rutabaga, beets

        1. If you are doing a Cajun meat loaf (BTW I've never had a mushy meat loaf) how about some maques choux? Cajun creamed corn with peppers, onions, some country ham for flavoring and maybe a simple salad. I keep pushing that amazing celery salad from Dec. Saveur but it is so good and quick and easy.

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          1. re: Candy

            Can you give details of the Saveur celery salad? You make it sound terrific!

            1. re: fauchon

              It was real simple. I was amazed by it. Just wash and slice as much celery as you think you will need for each serving and chop up some of the celery leaves in there too. Dress with a very simple vinaigrette. It is very clean and fresh tasting. Darn I just went to the store and forgot celery or we'd be having it tonight.

          2. Sliced tomatoes could be good. You could even dip halves if a mixture of grated parm put it in a adry hot pan and create a little crust on them.