Thanksgiving Sides with All the Trimmings is a sponsored post. I was given a Babbleboxx with foods and a book but the opinions expressed here are all my own.
Being that Thanksgiving is coming up I thought it would be appropriate to jot off a list of things I'm grateful for and one of which is the opportunity to share Thanksgiving Sides with All the Trimmings thanks to Babbleboxx.
Thanksgiving. A holiday that sanctions eating yourself silly with no one passing any judgment on you -rather people continually asking if you'd like them to heap another serving of eggplant parmigiana on your plate (yeah in our family we're heaping eggplant on our plates). I mean really what can possibly be better than that!
With Thanksgiving coming up this month I am so happy to be working with Babbleboxx and sharing Thanksgiving Sides with All the Trimmings!
I am seriously in love with all the great foods, books, ingredients and desserts that are about to make my holiday (and yours) as full and festive as ever.
First up, at the heart of every meal in every culture is a bread of some kind and we were given Bridgford® Parkerhouse Style Rolls which were so easy to make! And hot out of the oven they were bakery quality fresh!
They can be found in the freezer aisle at your supermarket. They are great plain but we used them to make delicious sliders with the eggplant parmigiana we made and will have them as a side dish for Thanksgiving.
They were so easy to prepare and to be honest they taste like they are fresh out of the oven and homemade!
Baking with Bridgford adds to any meal and check out https://www.bridgford.com/bread/ for more information about these great frozen rolls. Look for a special offer to save on Bridgford products at https://www.bridgford.com/bread/coupons/
When it comes to bread crumbs no name says quality like 4C Foods and we were able to use the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese to make great eggplant parmesan.
These bread crumbs were freshly toasted and paired perfectly with 100% pecorino Romano cheese.
To top off our breaded eggplant we had delicious 4C grated parmesan cheese which is made of 100% cheese: no additives, no preservatives, no cellulose and no fillers.
Check out how we incorporated all three of these ingredients to make delicious eggplant parmesan sliders with a step by step recipe instructions and pics of the process!
As an added bonus to help us find some great vegetarian dishes with a cross-cultural flare we were given the cookbook “I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from My Kitchen and Around the World” by Asha Gomez and Martha Hall Foose.
Just thumbing through the colorful pages I saw a number of great salads and dishes that will satisfy any tastes.
I was particularly interested in Chapter four entitled Vivid Vegetables and Rice Dishes.
Asha has such a knack for diverse cuisines combining her Kerala, Indian roots with the cuisine of the American South. This book seems like it will be as great as her first book “My Two Souths” nominated for a James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook, was the winner of the Food52 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, as well as the Gourmands Awards National Winner.
https://www.runningpress.com/titles/asha-gomez/i-cook-in-color/9780762495580/ to learn more about the book and Asha Gomez.
To finish offf a fabulous feast and meal we sampled Tribe’s dessert hummus in Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie flavors.
The Dark Chocolate is a smooth blend of cocoa and chick peas. The Pumpkin Pie is made with pumpkin, cinnamon and fall spices and is a great alternative to other fall desserts.
Dipping either fruit, graham crackers or pretzels makes this a delicious and healthy snack. It makes for a great dessert for kids and adults with only 6 grams of sugar per serving.Visit https//:www.tribehummus.com/ for a coupon for one dollar off and store locator.
We were given everything we needed to make perfect holiday meal side dishes for the main course of your liking.
And keep reading for all the other things I'm counting my Blessings for as we head into the thanksgiving holday
Kids and a dog who are potty trained. Really this I count as one of my greatest achievements as a mother- the fact that I got two kids ( and a dog)- to learn how to use the potty.
No my dog doesn't actually sit on a toilet- but you get the gist! Having a diaper-free life – where I don't have to worry about forgetting to take one with me- and thus need to resort to using a makeshift paper towel one instead on a toddler who has just majorly pooped his pants – well it's just plain liberating.
Coffee. Really need I say more-it is the sweet nectar of the gods and the spring in my step- the reason I manage to drag myself out of bed every morning at the crack of 6am, to walk my dogs- and smile sweetly at them, when one barks at every ohtre dog on the block and the other decides to plant himslef on the sidewalk until he is picked up and carried home.
SpongeBob Square Pants. Finally a cartoon that I can sit through more than five minutes of, without quietly trying to slip out of the room without my kids realizing. SpongeBob's earnest goodness truly makes me want to be a better person and rid myself of my cynicism. It might just be the best sitcom on television.
So will you be incorporating any of these Thanksgiving Sides with All the Trimmings into your celebration? If so which ones- let me know in the comments!