My mom just called me to ask what she should make for Thanksgiving, and I was very confused why she would be asking me so soon. Then I looked at the calendar and saw that it’s in 2 weeks!!! I’ve been so distracted by the election, finding a job, pre-employment screening, and my friends baby shower that it has completely skipped my mind.

Every year I cook a meal for my dad and grandparents, and the next day my mom cooks for my brother and I. This is the first Thanksgiving that I’m a vegetarian so I need to figure out what I’m going to make. I usually make the same recipes every year, but this year I want to branch out and try some new recipes. Thankfully my grandma is handling the turkey, so I just have to worry about sides and a dessert.

What are some of y’alls favorite side dishes and desserts? Bonus points if they are vegetarian friendly.