If you're like me and could do without the bird on Thanksgiving, then you'll agree that side dishes are serious business; they're way more than just an afterthought.
The key to these supporting dishes is to make each singular platter extraordinary in its own right. Take the road less traveled by introducing less-frequented flavors: red pepper in polenta, curried cauliflower, or grape-and-pumpkin relish.
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