Every year, I'm the only one who loves this side dish at my gatherings. Come to find out, this same one is our thing in Colorado; so now, I love it even more.
I don't think we can count stuffing, corn, or mashed potatoes, because they're just included with the turkey, so it seems. It's that "third layer" of holiday cuisine that starts to show a person's individuality; when you start hearing comments like "You enjoy that, I'm heading for the raisin-filled bread pudding!"
States with the weirdest side-dish favorites, in my humble opinion:
- Alabama and Georgia: Squash casserole. Just why?
- Arizona: Pumpkin roll. What is it?
- Florida: Corn souffle. Nothing surprises me in Florida, so sure.
- Idaho: Sourdough bread. Sure, if there's nothing else around.
- Kentucky: Broccoli casserole. A casserole out of my favorite veggie? Any day but Thanksgiving, please.
- Michigan: Roasted brussel sprouts. Blarf.
- New Jersey: Butternut squash soup. Why would you do that to yourself.
- North Carolina and Virginia: Corn pudding. A side dish or a lumpy dessert?
- Texas: Broccoli rice casserole. I think I might cry.
To put that into perspective: Colorado's favorite side dish is the ALL-MIGHTTYYYY
I need others to join me in this favorite. We have to band together so my waist band doesn't double. I will eat the entire pie if left to my own devices!
Click the delicious, dreamy pecan-pie image above for the whole list of favorites by state.