(Closed) Which would you rather eat as a side dish?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you rather see on the side of your chicken/beef/fish?

    green beans cooked with smoked turkey

    creamed spinach

  • Post # 3
    30398 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would rather have the green beans- plain. I like most everything, but sometimes caterers get carried away thinking everything has to be flavored with something else or mixed with a cream sauce.

    If you do the beans with turkey, that rules it out for any vegetarians.

    Post # 4
    3054 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I like spinach, my husband likes spinach…. more people might like the green beans though, I don’t know. Maybe you should ask a few of the guests what they would prefer?

    Post # 5
    1039 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    I chose the creamed spinach.  I’m a vegetarian 🙂

    Post # 6
    2503 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think green beans are hard to cook perfectly, especially in a big batch. They end up being limp and a funny shade of brownish green or they are undercooked and crunchy. I think creamed spinach has a lower rate of failure so practically speaking, I think that’s a better choice.

    Post # 7
    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would choose the spinach just for the vegetarian factor- at least one side dish not cooked with meat, just in case!

    Post # 8
    1075 posts
    Bumble bee

    if its for vegetarians there can’t b turkey but I’d prefer string beans… Cream spinach is very chancey since it has a vry distinct taste u either luv it or hate it

    Post # 9
    2187 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    You mean people actually eat creamed spinach? *shudders*

    Post # 10
    2292 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Creamed spinach! I had the most amazing creamed spinach at Keens Steakhouse in NYC recently. It really won me over 🙂

    Post # 11
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The thought of creamed spinach makes me cringe… def green beans! Although potatoes would be my #1 pick if it was an option. 

    Post # 12
    759 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have never had creamed spinach. The string beans get my vote.

    Post # 13
    198 posts
    Blushing bee

    As several other posters have mentioned, it makes it quite hard on vegetarians when caterers put meat in vegetables! That makes it very hard at these types of functions when, sometimes, all you’re left with are vegetables!

    Just something to consider.

    Post # 14
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Creamed spinach! The green beans with turkey don’t appeal to me.

    Post # 15
    419 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @kariebee43:  This. As a vegetarian, I was pretty peeved when I confirmed with my waitress at Texas Roadhouse that my meal was going to be meat free, and she informed me the baked potatoes are rolled in bacon fat. Even if you don’t have many vegetarians, maybe exclude the turkey part of the green beans? I’d imagine a caterer would be able to still make decent green beans (I’d hope!). I’m def all about the creamed spinach, but it couldn’t hurt to consider other veggies or alter the green beans. I think they’re pretty well accepted lol

    Post # 16
    5259 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted creamed spinach because the thought of turkey in my beans grosses me out!  How about just plain buttery beans?

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