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Easter Salad and Side Dishes

Happy Easter everybody! 

I’m sure many of you are thinking about preparations for your family’s Easter meal. With that thought in mind, I want to share some delicious recipes I know will be ideal for your holiday table. Here is a super salad and three wonderful side dishes that will compliment any main entree. When planning a holiday meal, I not only want to prepare delicious food, I select dishes that are colorful and fit the occasion. These dishes will be perfect for your Easter table. For the complete recipe, simply click below. Enjoy.  

     Walnut Mandarin Salad 

      Teriyaki Broccoli Slaw

 

   

 

 

 

Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts

      Carrot & Apple  Casserole

 

 

    

Trisha

www.TheBestofOurLives

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I really hope you liked my last blog which featured two of my favorite holiday salad recipes. If you are like me, you may struggle with trying to find an appropriate vegetable recipe for your holiday meals. Steamed veggies seem to get passed around quickly but aren’t usually too popular. Well, I’ve discovered two recipes that are quite delicious and will go well with any of your main dishes. One is for yummy creamed peas and the other is for sweet potatoes so sweet and delicious you could serve them for dessert.

Simply click on the link for each recipe:

Creamed Peas

Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole

Food Facts:

1. Green peas are loaded with nutrients and are a good source of vitamin K1 which is important for maintaining bone health and contributes to the body’s blood clotting function.  In addition, they contain folic acid and vitamin B6 which is important for cardiovascular health.

2. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with nutrients, specifically manganese, vitamin A and vitamin C. Manganese plays a role in the prevention and treatment of numerous medical conditions. Vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene is beneficial for vision health and the functioning of our immune system. Vitamin C is not manufactured or stored in the body and is one of the many antioxidants critical for the growth and repair of tissues.

Timely Tips:

    

 

 

1. Freeze your marshmallows. This will keep them nice and fresh and ready for use in baking or in a fresh salad.

2. Sweet potatoes are very dense and hard to slice. I’ve discovered that if you microwave them for one minute, let them cool for comfortable handling, you can peel them with ease and slicing will not be a problem.

Let me know what you think?

XOXO Trisha