Too sweet? Thanksgiving menu help
- melpy Nov 20, 2012 08:24 AM
Trying to go to the store today and am finalizing menu. Worried it is very sweet and need another dish.
Sautéed green beans with slivered almonds
Macaroni and cheese
Cornbread apple stuffing
Sweet potato pecan bake
It is also a lot of starch. They will not eat salad or garlic, among other things. Thinking about roasting acorn or butternut squash as well. Or should I do a traditional vegetable and bread stuffing. So torn!
If you are worred about sweet, I would not add roasted squash, which is very sweet. I don't really think you need anything else but maybe you could swap out the baked beans for a green vegetable (unless that is heresy because it is a family tradition). Happy T-Day!
This looks like a very typical Thanksgiving menu to me. I agree with GretchenS that the baked beans are unnecessary unless they're traditional - I would dump them altogether. I would also add another green vegetable instead of the squash (roasted Brussels sprouts, sauteed kale, something like that). As for the stuffing, make whichever you like - I wouldn't worry about the too-sweet factor there. Otherwise, it looks like you're good to go!
I agree about baked beans unnecessary and acorn or butternut squash adding even more sweetness. Since you already have a green, how about spaghetti squash if you want another squash?