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Great Sides for Christmas Dinner

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callitasicit Dec 20, 2009 03:39 PM

I was hoping someone could recommend a place that offers great sides for Christmas dinner, most importantly fantastic stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. I have tried Summerhill Market before and although it was good, I would like to try another place. Any ideas?

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    Eatertainer RE: callitasicit Dec 21, 2009 03:24 PM

    Cumbrae's (2 locations: Church or Bayview) or Loic (Queen and Broadview)

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      callitasicit RE: Eatertainer Dec 23, 2009 01:57 PM

      Thanks, I picked up the smashed mashed potatoes, gravy and sage stuffing from Cumbrae's yesterday. I also bought the store made lasagna with goat cheese, ground chicken, ricotta cheese and bechamel sauce, it was wicked good!

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        callitasicit RE: callitasicit Jan 8, 2010 12:26 PM

        I am disappointed to report that I was rather disappointed with the sides I picked up from Cumbrae's. I thought the smashed mashed potatoes were way too rich and the sage stuffing was not up to my expectations either. Oh well, I am sure a lot of the products there are hit and miss like many other places.

    2. JamieK RE: callitasicit Jan 8, 2010 12:53 PM

      Due to unexpected circumstances, we had to "outsource" sides this year for one particular holiday get-together and looked to Summerhill for help. The apple & sage dressing was great. The mashed sweet potato and turnips (separately) were good. The cranberry/orange sauce likewise. The pumpkin pie, as usual, was excellent. The only thing we weren't happy with was the gravy, didn't seem to have much flavour.

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        millygirl RE: JamieK Jan 8, 2010 01:57 PM

        Summerhill's dressing was out of this world good. Best yet!! I could not stop nibbling on it. Even cold from the fridge, it was OMG good.

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