(Closed) NWR…what do you usually make as a side dish?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Salad, roasted veggies, spaghetti squash (or any squash,) sweet potatoes, quinoa with red peppers or mushrooms or something like that. Spanakorizo is one of our faves –  it is a greek rice dish with spinach, leeks, lemon, feta, and lots of dill.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I always make rice too, it doesn’t get old. For us it’s always rice and carrots. Tonight we had sweet potato fries though.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kill for cabs.

Mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, winter squash, sweet potatoes.

But I also LOVE veggies (thank God, or I’d be gigantic)! Give me fresh salad, beets from the garden (the ones in the store are yucky), steamed broccoli.

For inspiration, I recommend epicurious.com. It’s truly a great site for recipes, and people grade the recipes, too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We always have pasta. FH doesnt like rice and only eats like 4 veggies

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Garlic Mashed Potatoes- My husband loves mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, green bean casserole (green beans, low fat cream of mushroom soup, and the fired onion crisps- so yummy!), steamed broccoli and cheese, if i am cooking mexican we always have chips and guac, baked beans (I love them), scalloped potatoes, stuffing (even when it’s not thanksgiving! i could go on and on lol I am a snacker so i love making sides! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mexican dishes – spanish rice or cilantro lime rice, homemade salsa w/ tortilla chips

italian dishes- garlic bread, salad, bruschetta

chicken or beef – salad, veggies, roasted garlic potatoes, home fries, mediterranean potato salad

asian dishes- fried rice, rice w/ teriyaki sauce (mix soy sauce w/ a splash of water; equal parts brown and white sugar, sprinkle w/ garlic powder, pour over rice) 

favorite vegetables – 

frozen green beans sauteed in margarine and garlic

broccoli – steamed; seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper

carrots – steamed; seasoned with butter and brown sugar

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am making a veggie couscous tonight – I sauteed onions, and then added a couple cups of home-made chicken stock, 4 huge carrots cut into chunks, and a can of chickpeas to simmer for a while, until the carrots are soft, then I will add in a 1/4 of a cabbage for a few minutes, then add the couscous (about 1 1/3 cups) and let it sit until the liquid is absorbed. It goes with pretty much anything, but I am making moroccan chicken with apricots so it is a theme meal night (LOL). It is actually more veggie than couscous but tastes awesome!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@Ms Mini: That sounds so yummy! My hubby doesn’t like couscous so I’d have to wait for a night when he’s out to make it though.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I do pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, potato wedges (in olive oil with salt, pepper, dill, and parmesan cheese, cooked for 20 minutes at 425), cornbread, garlic bread, corn, or ramen as the starch.  Then there’s asparagus, peas, broccoli, salad, brussels sprouts, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries as the veggie.  That is, if the main itself doesn’t include starch or a significant helping of veggies (like half an onion, a can of diced tomato, and peppers in a sauce.)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (NOMNOMNOM), rice, rolls–those are the usuals. I need to start cooking again…

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hate making more than one thing, so I usually try to make something that can stand alone, which usually ends up being pasta. If I feel like it, I will add salad and/or garlic bread. If its not pasta, we usually have rice or mashed potatoes. We don’t really like veggies. Which is why we are fat, clearly. 😉

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Roasted Endive, Seared Eggplant, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Chunky Applesauce, Asian Slaw (coleslaw mix with seseame dressing instead of mayo), Roasted Zuchinni & Yellow Squah, Perogies….

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We usually have one carb and one veggie for side dishes.  For carbs, I regularly make rice, couscous, pasta, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, noodles, naan bread, or yams.  For veggies, we have a salad, soup, stir fried veggies, or a variety of steamed veggies.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

lately, i am addicted to edamame. I also love love love roasted sweet potatoes and broccoli.

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