This is where turkey and gravy play center and the side dishes jostle for position. And no matter how delicious or nutritious they are, someone’s always going to be left in the pan.
Will it be the sliced, jellied cranberry sauce that gets skipped for another year? The glazed carrots or seven-layer salad that are benched? The pie that always looks so good in warm-up mode but gets elbowed out by the competition?
To help you plan your attack this year, we put together a bracket of 32 popular Thanksgiving side dishes. You’ll have to choose your favorite at some point, so it might as well be now.
I’d love to see which sides make it to your culinary Final Four and which one is guaranteed a place at your table before all others. So mail your completed bracket to me, Lindsey Nair, at The Roanoke Times, P.O. Box 2491, Roanoke, VA 24010 or email your top four and the winner to email@example.com.
You can print out a smaller copy of the bracket from our entertainment page on roanoke.com. Click here to access that page.
I’ll announce the overall winners the day before Thanksgiving. Have fun!