Which side dish

Lucky400December 30, 2013


I need help deciding which side dish I should serve for a new year's eve dinner party.

I am serving:

appetizers - hot crab dip, cheese platter and a guest is bringing an appetizer

dinner - beef tenderloin, twice baked potatoes, hot rolls, and for dessert my grandmothers chocolate mousse ice box cake.

The sides I am considering.

Green beans (harciot verts) with carmelized pearl onions

Roasted cubed butternut squash and red onion tossed with dried cranberries and fresh baby spinach which will wilt when tossed with the squash.

Zucchini and carrot souffle

I just can't make up my mind which to serve. Could use help with this.


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Well, you have an abundance of starch, along with creamy/cheesy, and not a lot of color, so I'd go with the green beans.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 11:57AM
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Me too!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 1:04PM
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Green beans hands down! No contest !

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Personally I'd go with at least the beans AND the squash. Here it's thought a bit odd if you only have one vegetable besides potatoes as a side dish.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 9:14PM
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I agree with Colleen, I'd go with both, they'd add a kick of color and each has a different flavor profile. The menu sounds delicious, BTW.


    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 9:21PM
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Ditto Colleen.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 9:41PM
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Love Collen to death but can't agree. I think the menu should be super simple but elegant for a New Years Eve...I'm guessing there will be a starter and a lovely dessert....and beverages

Now a Sunday dinner with the trimmings would demand two sides..

    Bookmark   December 30, 2013 at 9:53PM
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I think the green beans definitely go best with the rest of the menu so if you are doing one that is the way to go. However, I am tempted to say both because that butternut squash sounds fabulous.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 1:34AM
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I concur, Green Beans would be perfect! That said, will you please share the squash recipe for all to see? It sound yummy!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 12:17PM
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