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​Your Southgate Flower Delivery Service Offers Non-Traditional Side Dishes

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Thanksgiving might seem far away, we have to tackle Halloween first, but before you know, it will be here. And while you probably haven’t planned your meal yet, you should at least be thinking about getting your home ready to host the holiday.

Will you be hosting Thanksgiving this year? If so, you will need at least one centerpiece, depending on how many tables you plan on filling. The florists at Ray Hunter, your Southgate flower delivery service, suggest a floral centerpiece. Whether you want a beautiful flower arrangement or a wonderful cornucopia, we have you covered. Nothing completes a table full of food like a centerpiece from Ray Hunter.

If you haven’t thought about your Thanksgiving Day menu, we have non-traditional side dishes you might want to try.

Pear, Prosciutto and Hazelnut Stuffing

With a stuffing this flavorful, it just might take center stage over the turkey. Plenty of savory spices and prosciutto add flavor while the pears serve as a sweet surprise. Even the pickiest eaters in your family members will be having seconds.

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Forget those glazed sweet spuds with marshmallows mixed in, they don't belong on your Thanksgiving Day menu. Instead, serve these maple-roasted sweet potatoes that are a healthier option and taste better as well.

Green and Yellow Beans with Mushrooms

Ditch the green bean casserole and all of its fatty and salty cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese and fried onions and serve tasty and healthy green and yellow beans with mushrooms instead. This dish is tasty and will put a smile on your veggie-loving guests. It’s an easy-to-make side dish that will surely please.

Gingered Cranberry and Raspberry Relish

Combine raspberries and freshly-chopped cranberries together with sugar and ginger to create a side dish much more appealing than canned cranberry sauce. There is no cooking required and guests will think you slaved for hours preparing this dish.

Wild Rice with Apricots and Pistachios

Mix in red onions, red peppers, apricots and pistachios in wild rice and you have a tasty side dish that is just as appealing to the eyes as it is to the stomach. This is also an easy dish to prepare, so you save a little time in the kitchen on the big day.

Fruit Salad

Toss some grapes in with pears, pineapples and kiwi for a tasty and healthy side dish this Thanksgiving Day. Not a big fan of pears? Not a problem, just substitute them for oranges or bananas. You see, the best part about this recipe is that you can choose which fruits to use. Use whatever fruits are in season or the ones you fancy most to create this side dish.

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Caramel Apple Vinaigrette

We really don't know if this recipe would go over well as a side dish, we just like the name of it. Try saying it five times real fast.

Regardless what you serve on Thanksgiving Day, get your centerpiece from Ray Hunter. Contact us today.


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