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In Food on November 25, 2017 at 1:11 pm


With another fantastic Thanksgiving in the books, it occurs to me that the best sides from Thursday’s meal would be just as welcome at a holiday table with Prime Rib. My friend Elisha shared a snap from her Thanksgiving table, one to which turkey was not invited—in its place a perfectly prepared Prime Rib from Harvey’s Guss.


Prime Rib is what my family has served for Christmas dinner for generations. And so of course I immediately zoned in on the touch of genius that her husband Jason’s bacon-wrapped asparagus brings to the party. Add to that my favorite Persian-inspired cranberry sauce with pomegranate molasses and mint, grilled Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, and an Italian bread and sausage stuffing (made with sage sausage from Gwen’s butcher shop), and we’re ready to relive Thanksgiving’s greatest hits come Christmas dinner. There is little I love more than family traditions, especially those shared around the table. What are your favorites?

  1. I live for the whole leftovers game. I made a Judy Bird, which then became gumbo. Dressing didn’t last long enough to have a second incarnation; neither did the green beans wrapped in bacon. A friend brought Anadama rolls, which were good, though a bit heavy for the meal. The cranberry sauce later became a version of Ina Garten’s Raspberry Crumble Bars; they were delicious, but now they must leave my house and go live with my kids’ skinny young science teacher.

    Thanksgiving at my mom’s house featured not one but two gelatin salads.

    Thanks for updating! I’ve always enjoyed your blog. I make the Bill Blass Meatloaf every time I want to curry favor with my dad 🙂

  2. Perfection! This makes me already yearning for the next thanksgiving!

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