Every few weeks the lineup of THE GAME 103.7 Lafayette and 104.1 Lake Charles — Southwest Louisiana’s Sports Station will share a little something about themselves. This week the team answers the question:
“What are your Top 5 favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner? And no — desserts do not count.”
Hannah Five Names (Morning Producer)
- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy — Ya girl is thick!!!
- Green Bean Casserole — Those crunchy onions on top are lit! And the creaminess just hits different! Only with the French style green beans though.
- Sweet Kernel Corn — Sweet Kernel Corn is the best, no salt added, nah fam! Usually, put it in my mash and gravy though.
- Crescent Rolls — Just because they’re crescent rolls.
- Mirlitons — Really like my Maw Maw Lavergne’s Mirliton’s! Specifically the shrimp or crawfish
Matt Miguez (Host of Crunchtime with Miguez & Meche)
- Green Bean Casserole — It’s such a simple dish to make, but it can’t be beaten at the holidays. Also, it’s special because you typically only get it for the holidays.
- Deviled Eggs — Throw some bacon bits on top of them and sprinkle with paprika? chefs kiss*
- Stuffing — The stuffing is an underrated dish on the Thanksgiving plate. My family from north Louisiana makes some of the best stuffing around and you have to top it off with a gravy made from the turkey.
- Mashed Potatoes — Look, I love mashed potatoes. But considering you eat them year round, they’re not gonna be too high on the list.
- Corn — Again, same as taters. Love it, but not super special around Thanksgiving.
Clint Domingue (Host of Under the Dome)
- Mac & Cheese — It’s the GOAT side dish for a reason. Just the gooey cheese alone puts it on the top of the list. Always have to put one (or two) servings on my plate.
- Dinner Rolls — A basic choice but a low-key good one. Not much beats a good dinner roll fresh out of the oven on Thanksgiving Day.
- Creamed Corn — For starters it’s corn! You can never go wrong with corn any day of the year, but I am throwing down a good bit of corn on my plate for Thanksgiving Day every time.
- Green Bean Casserole — I’ve never been huge on casseroles, but green beans are just one of my favorite sides, so it gets a pass.
- Cornbread — If dinner rolls aren’t available, the next best thing has to be cornbread. A solid alternative and I’ve always liked it any other day of the year.
Raymond Partsch III (Host of RP3 & Company)
1. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy — It is the ultimate side dish. You can take your turkey and dip into the mashed potatoes and gravy. You can even take your turkey and cover it in the mashed potatoes and gravy. It is the best.
2. Rolls — It doesn’t matter if it is dinner rolls or crescent rolls. I have to have bread and more bread.
3. Stuffing — I grew up with traditional stuffing as one of the main side dishes for Thanksgiving, and it has remained a staple. Got to have it.
4. Macaroni & Cheese — I already eat it at least a few times a week but I still have to have it on Turkey Day.
5. Cornbread Dressing — Yes, I have stuffing and cornbread dressing every Thanksgiving. And yes, I am perfectly okay with my decision of going heavy with the carbs.
Jordy Hultberg (Host of The Jordy Hultberg Show)
1. Green Bean Casserole — Extra on the onion strings.
2. Carrot Soufflé — Love a sweet Candy-like dish as a change of pace for the pallet.
3. Whipped Mash Potatoes — Smooth, no lumps w/gravy.
4. Crescent Rolls — Have to be served with butter & honey.
5. Rice Dressing — It is just so good. Hard to put into words.
James Meche (Afternoon Shows Producer)
- Green Bean Casserole — This is a staple in the Meche household. We tend you have it anytime the whole family comes over.
- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy — You can never go wrong with some nice and warm mashed taters in your turkey sandwiches that you’ve created with your dinner rolls.
- Roasted Corn — We love to see color on all parts of the plate. Plus, it’s corn. It’s a big lump of knobs. You know the rest.
- Candied Yams — My dad’s side is famous for their sweet potato and yams recipes so, of course, this has to be on the list.
- Rolls — How else are we supposed to make our turkey and mashed potato sandwiches?
Kevin Foote (Host of Footenotes)
- Stuffing — You got to love stuffing, but just the traditional one. Not so much into the seafood stuffing
- Sweet Potatoes — if done properly, this is really a dessert … man it’s good.
- Green Beans — More tradition and I love green beans
- Mashed Potatoes/Veggies — For me, these two go together. If you don’t put your veggies inside the potatoes, it’s counterfeit (not green beans, though, they’re too long.)
- Deviled Eggs —These are good. The incredible edible egg.
Steve Wiley (Voice of 2-Minute Drill)
- Cornbread Dressing — I especially like it when it’s been stuffed into the bird, instead of baked in a separate pot.
- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy — I’ve just always loved mashed potatoes and gravy ever since I was a kid.
- Macaroni & Cheese — Once again, back to my childhood.
- Green Bean Casserole — Once again, it’s a sentimental thing.
- Sweet Potato Casserole — It’s good to finish your meal off with something sweet, and desserts don’t count in the survey.