September 2000 – When I was growing up, the usual dinner was meat, potatoes and a vegetable – maybe peas or carrots. Nutritious but not too exciting. Well, forget about just meat and potatoes. Side dishes – whether a vegetable, a bread, rice or other grain – can make a meal memorable.
It doesn’t even take much – the addition of a bit of Parmesan cheese, garlic or some herbs takes a vegetable from everyday to great. Included here are some of my favorite vegetable and other side dish recipes.
Make any dinner a special occasion.