Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two Sure to Please Holiday Side Dish Recipes

The holidays are coming, and with them arrive family, friends, presents and good times together. There is just so much to do with all of the stores and events, who has time to plan really good meals
for the many holiday parties around the corner?

For lots of folks, the main dishes are the simplest to plan. Get a turkey or ham and cook it. Simple. Same thing with desserts, there's tons of holiday dessert recipes, and everyone likes dessert.

But side dishes recipes are a whole other problem. Side dishes can be hard for families with picky eaters. One of the main concerns with side dishes are the vegetables and talking kids into eating them. Well, avoid the drama this holiday with some delicious side dish recipes that are sure to please.

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

2- 15 oz cans sweet potatoes
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350. Drain sweet potatoes and put in baking dish. Pour orange juice over the top. Fold flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl. Add butter and cut until crumbly. Top potatoes with the crumb mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until heated through. Add marshmallows to top and broil until marshmallows are slightly brown.

Kid Approved Green Bean Side Dish

2- 14 oz cans green beans, drained
2- 15 oz cans diced potatoes, drained
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 lb shredded Monteray Jack or mild Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Put green beans into dish. Add chicken soup and mix together well with beans and potatoes. Add shredded cheese and mix all ingredients together. Cover casserole with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 10 minutes or until slightly brown on top.

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