Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DAY 3 :: Rainbow Christmas :: Giveaway

Let's have a rainbow Christmas!!!  

Why go with typical red and green when we can bring in a rainbow of color?  Let's face it, winter can be a little grey, a little dull, a little depressing!  


Welcome to Day 3 of a Week of Giveaways!

Sprinkle some magic with color!  It doesn't matter the color or colors.  Rainbow, red, blue or green, we all have our favorites.  However, in my humble opinion you just cannot go wrong with a rainbow!


So, today we shall celebrate the teeny tiny, the rainbow magic!  Are you in?  Are you with me? Let's do it!


Super Mini Skinny Mini Geese (say that three times!) was a challenge!  The truth is, I'll most likely never make another one!  It's been a year of trying new things, pushing my limits and boy oh boy...this was the limit pusher!  The pin cushion finished at a whopping 3 1/2" square.

When I finished the block I knew immediately that it would become a pin cushion.  I'll admit, some of those seams are pretty thick!  If your pins are sharp it shouldn't be a problem...or it could just be a 'trinket' to be adored!


It seemed logical to pair what I like to call a 'Micro Mini Mini' rainbow paper pieced star along with the pin cushion.  I've made this one several times and while it looks difficult, it isn't that bad! Nothing like the above mentioned Skinny Mini!

Finishing at 2 1/2" square, it's use is limited.  Eye candy, ornament or if you have a very teeny weeny tea set...a coaster!


Your question today to be eligible for the drawing:

What's your favorite Holiday side dish?
  
Me, I'm a mashed potato girl...potatoes any day, every day!  With the exception of one form...Lefsa!  A Norwegian flatbread.  My Grama made this all the time for the Holidays and my family would salivate over the thought of it!  

This drawing will stay open until 6PM CST December 11th, at which time I will pick a winner using Random Generator.  I'll email the winners by Monday the 12th.  

Stay tuned for Day 4 giveaway!!

Click here for Day 2 giveaway!

LINKING:
Freemotion By The River
Fabric Tuesday

***this giveaway is now closed***
Thank You!

160 comments :

  1. Oh, cooked green beans (from dried ones) with bacon. mmmh!

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  2. Roast potatoes, hot and crispy. Thanks for a fun giveaway. x

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  3. Stuffing, just the way my Mom used to make it!

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  4. Cranberriy relish with lots of fruit mixed in; my grandmother's recipe.

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  5. I love my grandmothers cranberry relish!

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  6. Oh my! You DO love us! So hard to choose just one side, but at my family's gatherings we must have a big ol bowl of wild rice along side the mashed potatoes and dressing! With gravy, of course! xo!

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  7. Mashed potatoes hands down! Cause with the leftover potatoes I make a version of twice baked potatoes with lots of cheese, chives, butter, sour cream, etc! Lol!

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  8. I love your tiny "quilts". You must have a lot of patience and perseverance for this job. I love that!!! Big hugh from Belgium

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  9. Snicker Salad! And lots of chocolate candies, LOL

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  10. Mashed potatoes no gravy.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  11. I am amazed that you are gifting that gorgeous pin cushion! It was fun to watch your process, and sew vicariously through you. Not sure I have one of them in me... such tiny paper piecing. And my favorite is whipped potatoes with canned peas on top.

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  12. we always love mashed potatoes and gravy - love that pin cushion from the first time I saw it

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  13. Does pie count as a side dish? Regardless I'm going with pie.

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  14. My favorite is cranberry sauce. I don't mean the homemade kind with oranges, vanilla, etc. I love the jellied cranberry sauce straight out of the Ocean Spray can with the rings around the tube of sauce. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Mashed potatoes and gravy but stuffing is right up there too!

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  16. Like you, I love mashed potatoes!

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  17. Mashed potatoes and gravy and orange rolls(especially if I don't have to make them

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  18. I like most food, so I guess I'll say ham. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  19. Roast sweet potatoes valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

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  20. oh my goodness, these are so adorable. I love that pincushion.
    My favorite holiday dish: mashed sweet potatoes or a sweet potato casserole I have that everyone says I have to bring each holiday.

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  21. Oh that's easy! Every year our family makes a zucchini caserole with italian breadcrumbs, parm. cheese and is savory and cheesy. And homemade cranberry sauce with orange peel and cinnamon sticks.
    I collect pin cushions, and yours is so pretty. Merry Christmas my friend. Oh and I follow you on email, not that that's necessary to win, just letting you know how much fun you provide. LeeAnna

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  22. Cornbread dressing OR my granny's date nut squares! Love your tinies!

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  23. It's the stuffing! Especially in the turkey & cranberry sauce sandwich - mmmmm!

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  24. Homemade cranberry sauce with apples,pears and cinnamon.
    Your rainbow minis are amazing!

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  25. Such cute mini quilts!

    Roasted brussel sprouts. Not a side I ever thought I'd choose, but it has become my favorite. Go figure.

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  26. My mom's hash brown casserole is a household favorite for as long as I can remember. Potatoes, cheesy goodness, and the perfect crispy crunch. 😊

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  27. My family homemade yeast roll recipe (which also creates amazing cinnamon rolls) is my favorite. :)

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  28. Wild rice, cranberry pilaf. Yum! With locally harvested rice- not store bought.

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  29. I love mashed potatoes but sweet potatoes are my favorite. I want to know how to make your star. It is wonderful. the colors are me.

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  30. I love those tiny rainbows. I once did a pincushion with a ton of tiny seams too, but had to turn it upside down to use it. Favorite dish - cranberries.

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  31. Your skill at tiny piecing never ceases to amaze me. Holiday side dish? the roast potatoes or mashed swede. Only because Yorkshire puddings don't go with Christmas dinner. Don't put me in the draw Jayne, postage is too expensive.

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  32. Wow, this is adorable. I admire your talents Jayne!!
    Hmm..... homemade cranberry relish, corn pudding, rolls, stuffing, love them all!!

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  33. potato stuffing that my mother makes. I just can't make it as good as she does.

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  34. Corn Casserole! My family never has a holiday meal without it. Thanks!

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  35. Christmas fudge is a side dish, right? Love the mini mini's.

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  36. My mom's broccoli souffle... so delicious!

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  37. Fruit salad made with whipped cream!

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  38. I do love lefse but my favorite family side dish is homemade cranberry sherbet.

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  39. It's a toss up between mashed potatoes and stuffing -- both covered in gravy (oh, heck, I love the whole dinner whether it's turkey or ham). Love the little pincushion and tea cup coaster! Thanks for the chance in your give a way. Nadine W. Northern California.

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  40. Nope ... has to be mashed potatoes and gravy OR homemade apple pie OR dressing and gravy. It's holiday food so it's all good!! I love that pincushion. I don't paper piece but I do love the look and perfection that results.

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  41. I love my mom's potato salad.
    Your rainbow works are beautiful!

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  42. I did not grow up on these side dishes. I don't care for mashed potatoes. I like roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic cloves. I do not like green bean casserole. I prefer green beans with bacon. I find that turkey is too bland for my tastebuds. I definitely do not like pie. I do not like cranberry jello. stuffing is fine, if it is not mushy. When I am at the holiday table, I will behave and eat a bit of everything.
    When I come home, I make myself something spicy.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  43. I'm estranged from my mom (it's a good thing though) and so don't get family Christmas dinners. I miss her stuffing and candied sweet potatoes most of all.

    And Jayne, these mini minis are so very adorable, and your skills admirable!

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  44. Smashed (or mashed??) potatoes too. Since it is the only sidedish all my 4 kids are willing to eat... I do not want to cook too much at Christmas eve.
    By the way, I love rainbows. I have made for myself (this is the only quilt I made for me) a rainbow cat quilt and planning to make a quilt with a text in rainbow colours. Just need time to make it.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  45. When I was growing up our family never had a turkey dinner without mashed turnips (rutabagas). Those are my favourite Christmas sidedish, covered in turkey gravy

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  46. I like cranberry anything...as long as it isn't coming from a can. :)

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  47. Mashed sweet potatoes cooked with whole cranberries on top...

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  48. Mashed cauliflower with garlic - YUM!!!

    I love these minis - soooo fabulous!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  49. I'm a potatoe girl, too Jayne! These mini creations are so amazing! If I would be lucky to win, I would keep the pincushion as an ornament and the little mug rug would get tiny flower pot or my dear white jug (flowers in it) on it. For Christmas I love beetroot- and mushroom- salads by traditional Finnish way, salmon and salad where is boiled vegetables (cut in little cubes with strong mayonese sauce)! Oh you made me miss those side foods so much! x Teje

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  50. Roasted cauliflower with rosemary and garlic.

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  51. Brussel sprouts roasted with bacon and topped with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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  52. Candied carrots!!! More butter and sugar than I should have in an entire year in one helping of carrots!!! Yum!

    Love the rainbows! So bright and cheerful!
    XOXOXOX

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  53. Squash! Next would be cranberries, etc. Great question.

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  54. Well, we always change Christmas dinners, but my favorite Christmas food is a Czech bread called Houska (mace, lemon, raisins, cherries, & almonds in an eggy yeast bread).

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  55. Stuffing with sausage and cranberries! Yum.

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  56. Can you call dessert a side? Because that's really my favorite part of the holiday dinner. That and visiting with family. Thank you again for such lovely looking gifts. Win or not, it's such a pleasure to see each little gem you show.

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  57. My family LOVES Spinach Madeleine, which is a Louisiana dish. Spicy, but not too hot. Yum! Goes perfect with Green Bean casserole.

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  58. Sweet potato soufflé - good enough to be dessert or to eat for breakfast also. Your minis are breath-taking! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  59. We always have a dish my daughter lovingly calls "Nasty Corn Stuff" which is a scalloped corn casserole. It is so yummy and we always look forward to it! I grew up with Lefse too and never did like it!

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  60. You sound like my son when it comes to potatoes, he loves them, anytime, anyway! As for me, I love the green bean casserole-the only way I eat them, except for raw! Thank you, Susan

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  61. I'm a Swede (Hi, Norwegian!) and Swedish Cardamom Bread is a must at our house during the holidays. Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

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  62. I love homemade cranberry sauce. Happy Holidays!

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  63. I believe that potatoes have their own food group. I like them in any form! Unfortunately, I can only eat them sparingly. I am also insanely crazy about your minis!!!

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  64. (You are actually going to give that *Awesome!* work-of-art pincushion away??!! Wow!!
    Love the tiny rainbow eye-candy ornament, too!!)
    My family's favorite holiday side dish ("always have to have") is a mashed potatoes dish made in a special way that my youngest son developed!... He cooks potatoes (usually Yukon gold) *and* sweet potatoes together in a pressure cooker, then adds butter and cream as he mashes them... Delicious!!
    A second family favorite now, is a palak paneer dish that my sons make together, and they love!!
    Thank you, for such beautiful, generous gifts!
    Pat T.

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  65. Our family favorite s are green beans with almonds and melted butter. Take a perfectly healthy food and change it around! I agree with you about the rainbows. You are very generous and thoughtful to give it away.

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  66. I love your minis, they are too cute. I can't pass up mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing.

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  67. Sweet potatoes mashed with cream cheese....omgosh, decadent!
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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  68. I'm a bread and rolls gal. With lots of butter please!! Many thanks!
    emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

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  69. Bread pudding made with squash, leeks, mushrooms and cream!

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  70. My mother made Lefsa. She passed away just over a year ago, and my daughter, realizing it would be the first year without it, made it for me as a Christmas surprise last year. Best gift ever. Yes, Lefsa, with butter.

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  71. Mashed potatoes & my husband's stuffing & gravy too! Love your Beautiful mini!!! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! :)
    bearpaws9(@)copper(dot)com

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  72. Broccoli and cheese sauce or fresh cranberry sauce are probably my favs

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  73. So cute! And refreshing after red and green blog overload!
    Favorite side dish - wild rice - a must at all our holiday dinners!

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  74. Awesome ! Green beans & potatoes.

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  75. I make a 6-cheese macaroni dish that my family and I truly love. Comfort food at its best.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  76. Cranberry sauce, preferably homemade.

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  77. Mac and cheese ( the best part of moving south was adding that to the menu)

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  78. Baked Sweet potato with marshmallow and walnuts. The best!

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  79. Cranberry relish (my friend Pam's recipe)

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  80. The mashed potatoes made with cream cheese and sour cream--I could make the whole meal from those. Also homemade rolls, almost any roasted veggie, and extra nutty pecan tart or pie.

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  81. It's hard to decide between homemade cranberry sauce ... and mashed potatoes with gravy - but in a 51/49 mental vote, mashed potatoes wins out :D

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  82. That's a hard question lol! How about the gravy :)

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  83. Me, sweet potatoes, but the rest of the family...mashed potatoes!

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  84. Cabbage rolls....

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    1. That's from Barb at shades@shaw.ca

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  85. Roasted squash or brussels sprouts! Yum, Yum! Your pincushion is so cute and the mini star would be adorable on my tree as an ornament!
    ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

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  86. Orzo pasta salad, it's sweet and fluffy!

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  87. Corn bread with sage sausage dressing! Got the recipe from a friend a few years ago - it's my favorite side dish now! Thanks for the chance!

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  88. Jayne! I cannot believe you are giving away these beauties! My favourite sidedish at Christmas would be Schwarties Hashbrowns--yum!

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  89. Brussels sprouts with bacon!

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  90. Since we often serve turkey on Christmas, I say stuffing! With lots of celery, onion, and apples (to make it sweet). I can't believe you are going to gift someone your hard work.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  91. Bread sauce. I'm the only one in the family who likes it, so I don't have it cos I'm not going to make it just for me.

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  92. http://annalsofcreation.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-first-quilt.html
    I would love to this!!
    I love pinashot - dried cured lamb (Norwegian dish too)!
    Thanks for a chance to win. merryorganic@gmail.com

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  93. Gorgeous!!! I could never not love a rainbow : )

    And I'm all about the potatoes, too! It's a toss up between some nice crispy oven roasted red bliss and my mom's famous cheesy potato casserole (which is sort of like twice baked filling with lotssss of cheese : )

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  94. I agree-good mashed potatoes made into a volcano erupting with melted butter!

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  95. Is dessert a side dish??? Lol I always enjoy a nice fresh salad.

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  96. Pumpkin pie!
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  97. Brussel sprouts ! Thank you .
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  98. RED, and I already follow you. Would love the fabric!

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  99. Definitely mashed potatoes and homemade gravy....yummy!!!
    terryscwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. Buns from scratch and butter.

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  101. Fresh cranberry sauce made with orange rind and lemons. Yum!!

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  102. Our family gatherings are always buffet style so EVERYTHING is a side! My favorite is always the spinach dip and veggies:)
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  103. Mashed potatoes and gravy........mmmmmmmm

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  104. Green bean casserole, just give me a plate of that! jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  105. Stuffing! Love turkey gravy on my stuffing too. Delicious!

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  106. It must be egg nog, if that counts as a side dish!;-)
    elster-mkd@gmx.com

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  107. Rainbow giveaway, yes please :) Side dish? How about garlic bread.

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  108. My favorite holiday side dish would have to be mashed potatoes, and then later potato cakes or sheppard's pie with the leftover potatoes!

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  109. This year it is all about the cranberry relish! I just found and made a recipe for uncooked cranberry relish and I LOVE it! I can hardly wait to have my daughter try it at Christmas...

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  110. Dressing! It's not something we eat every day, so love it at the holidays.

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  111. Green bean casserole with crispy onion rings on top!

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  112. Creamy mashed potatoes with gravy, yum!

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  113. Celery and onion bread stuffing! I love it! Mum's recipe! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. Sweet potatoes with apple slices and a maple syrup and butter marinade. Makes a wonderful side dish.

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  115. Sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows have been my favorite since childhood. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  116. I would have to agree with mashed potatoes, but lefsa with butter and sugar is pretty amazing also

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  117. sweet potato casserole with pecans and maraschino cherries
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  118. Yorkshire puddings!! Not really traditional Christmas fare but we love them.

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  119. Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon & garlic!!!!

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  120. I must have lefse with our holiday meal!

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  121. I like my sister's broccoli cheese casserole.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  122. Mashed potatoes, hold the gravy (it's sacrilege, I know!).

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  123. My favorite dish must be the beautiful fruit salad we make every year!

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  124. Homemade meatballs with chili sauce and grape jelly.
    Sunnysky223 at embarqmail dot com

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