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10 Thanksgiving Sides No One Cares About


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Beets
Beets are on your Thanksgiving table every year, but do you know anyone who looks forward to eating them?
Beets are on your Thanksgiving table every year, but do you know anyone who looks forward to eating them?
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Beets are another root vegetable that's a popular side dish on many Thanksgiving tables, but not much loved on Thanksgiving plates. They can be prepared many ways: plain, cooked, pickled or sugar-glazed, but no matter how you slice them, most of us can't get past their smell to actually eat them. Plus, beets' red pigment also stains anything it comes in contact with, including dish towels, cutting boards, sinks and skin. Unless you enjoy scrubbing small children to get stubborn crimson marks off their hands and faces, you might want to rethink serving this stinky red veggie at your Thanksgiving dinner.


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