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Old 12-23-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Need vegetable side ideas for Xmas eve dinner

I am responsible for Christmas eve dinner for the first time. I am already marinating a leg of lamb to be grilled and I have a potato recipe that is a family favorite, but I am still trying to find a good vegetable side dish. I could really use suggestions of a creative recipe that is light enough to help balance out the two heavier parts of the meal. Ideas please? URLs to actual recipes would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Old 12-23-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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Try this thread, lots of good ideas here. ISO Easy Veggie Recipes for Holidays

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Old 12-23-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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Corn with butter. Seriously.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Fresh green beans sautéed with craisins and chopped bacon. Yum!! Just not too heavy on the bacon or it won't be light lol
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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We're having this with our rib roast. It's pretty light and is a nice looking dish:
Petit Pois a la Francaise

A few other ideas, in no particular order: succotash, crock pot baby mushrooms (these are to die for), ratatouille, or roasted fennel.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:35 PM   #6
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carrots and turnips (steamed or nukes together) hashed roughly are delish and so simple...finish with a bit of butter and parsley.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:36 PM   #7
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I am responsible for Christmas eve dinner for the first time. I am already marinating a leg of lamb to be grilled and I have a potato recipe that is a family favorite, but I am still trying to find a good vegetable side dish. I could really use suggestions of a creative recipe that is light enough to help balance out the two heavier parts of the meal. Ideas please? URLs to actual recipes would be GREATLY appreciated.
I love the combo you are preparing, and my favorite green veggie for it is sauteed spinach with garlic. If you purchase the triple washed baby spinach, there is little to do except chop up several cloves of garlic ahead of time. Then, just as the guests are sitting down to eat, bring out a large saute pan and heat it up. When it's warm, film it with good olive oil and put in the spinach. Add the garlic on top (you don't want it to burn!) a big pinch of good coarse sea salt and a few grinds of fresh black pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon until the spinach wilts down. Splash on a bit of balsamic vinegar and put it in a dish to serve. Voila!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:44 PM   #8
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broccoli with some red peppers

asparagus

I also like Skittles green beans and dried cranberries. That is festive!
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Cornballs. Sal.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:06 PM   #10
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Didn't we just do this exercise in another thread? Yes, we sho' 'nuff did!

Click this: ISO Easy Veggie Recipes for Holidays
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