Thanksgiving Sides + MightyNest Glassware Giveaway

I love everything from MightyNest and I am a big fan of their efforts to support schools. So when they recently sent me some of their Anchor Hocking Glassware (and asked if I’d like to do a giveaway for the same items on my blog), I was thrilled. I’ve been cooking up a storm lately: testing and photographing recipes for my new Thanksgiving eBook. So it was the perfect opportunity for me to take these glass dishware items for a spin.

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Here’s what I got (and one of my readers is going to win the same set, a retail value of $100!). PLUS, MightyNest will be giving the winner’s school a $100 cash donation!:

Anchor Hocking Glass Casserole
3 Quart Splashproof Bowl
4 Quart Splashproof Bowl
True Fit Cake Pan
True Fit 3 qt Baking Pan
Chiller pitcher
2 Cup Bake & Store Glassware

I’m so excited about the glass mixing bowls with lids. They’re big and super useful. They are leakproof and sturdy enough to handle everyday use. You’ll love using these year round for storing leftovers in the fridge, batter, etc.

B sprouts and kabocha in glass

And the lidded chiller pitcher is wonderful: now you can transport the makings of cocktail to your buddy’s house!

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The glass casserole dishes are awesome for holidays such as Thanksgiving because they are ovenproof and come with sealable lids. So you can bake your food right in the glass, then easily seal it right up for transport or storage in the refrigerator in advance of entertaining. No more fiddling with plastic wrap that doesn’t come close to actually sealing. And no more struggling to awkwardly balance your foil-covered dish on your lap so it doesn’t spill in the car.

honey veggies prep

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All of the Anchor Hocking glassware is free of worrisome chemicals associated with plastics and can be used to cook in the oven up to 425 degrees F.

To celebrate this giveaway and my Thanksgiving eBook, I am sharing one of the eBook recipes here: the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Squash and Bacon. It’s pictured at the top of this post and you’ll find the recipe below (and you can check out the rest of the book and buy it here). Underneath the recipe is the widget to enter the giveaway…good luck!

brussels sprouts recipe

Please leave a comment on this post and pledge to bring a wholesome side dish to share with family and friends via the widget below. When you use the widget to pledge, you’ll automatically be entered to win the giveaway and you’ll be signing up for the MightyNest for Schools Program. When you sign up for this program, 15% of any purchase you make from MightyNest in the future goes back to the school of your choice (it can be your child’s school or simply a school that is in your local area). The approximate retail value of this giveaway is $100 and on top of that, Mighty Nest will make a $100 donation to the winner’s school.

This giveaway is only open to readers in the USA and ends on 11/25/14 at 11:59PM Central Time.

Some more of my Thanksgiving side dish recipes:

Cranberry Pomegranate Compote
Cranberry Chutney with Dried Apricots and Spices
Fall Garden Greens with Apples and Walnuts
Perfect Fall Salad
Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese
Roasted Squash Salad with Dates and Spicy Pecans
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cream and Aleppo Pepper
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears
Maple Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup
Parsnip and Apple Soup
Celery Root, Kale, and Wild Rice Soup
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Garlic
Roasted Vegetables with Cardamom
Spiced Sweet Potato Puree
Pumpkin Gingerbread Stuffing

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27 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Sides + MightyNest Glassware Giveaway”

  1. Cranberries are such a must for Thanksgiving dinner. Really enjoy going outside the norm with this versatile berry. We will enjoy your Cranberry Pomegranate Compote this year. Can’t wait to see the smiles on their hungry faces as they enjoy this variety. Thanks for taking us on a food adventure with your food blog.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family & friends.

  2. No Thanksgiving feast is never complete without my mom’s sweet potato casserole! Especially since it’s not cloyingly sweet, but rather features the natural richness topped with toasted pecans.

  3. Hi,

    I have a question. I tried to copy and paste the recipe since I don’t see a print button, but it won’t allow me to copy/paste. I can type it out, but just thought it would be quicker to copy/paste it for printing. Do you know if there any work-around to copy it?


  4. I usually host Thanksgiving in a 100-year old farmhouse on Lookout Mt. The only time all three of our sons are together. It’s very special to me and I spend a lot of time and energy planning that day. This year, the wonderful birth of a new granddaughter has muddled this, so Dad and I will be having a community Thanksgiving dinner with my son’s Army comrades at Ft. Bragg, NC. Fellowship Hall, paper plates, folding chairs, the whole bit! I can’t wait! Not sure what I’ll bring yet, but it’ll be clean and good. We are nothing if not flexible; military families have to be.

  5. I wasn’t real fond of Brussels Sprouts until about 3 yrs. ago, and now even got my husband to enjoy them, due to experimenting, and this recipe sounds like a real winner. We like most all veggies and eat lots of them. I will definitely be trying this one for Thanksgiving since I will be getting fresh, organic Brussels Sprouts at our local Farmers’ Mkt. this coming wk. and I’ve got home-grown squash and shallots.

    Thank you for offering this. I’d been hesitant about the newer glass products in the oven after having read a couple yrs. ago about many of them exploding and injuring people and surroundings. These must be a better quality and I’d love to win the set, as well as win the gift for our local schools.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Thank you for the fabulous looking recipe! I’m looking forward to a very healthy AND yummy family Thanksgiving dinner. You have just added to my plan. :-)

  7. Always looking for good Brussels Sprout recipes. Combining them with two more favorites – squash & bacon – Brilliant!! Can’t wait to try this.

  8. I have an Anchor Hocking baking set, also with a lid. It is fantastic. Mine comes with the tight lid, a heat pack and a canvas cover to out it in. Great to bake and take, and has never leaked. It goes right from. Y oven to the fridge when done, a real time saver. I threw out my plastic containers when I took the October unprocessed pledge. No more chemicals sealing into my food.m

  9. I will be serving mixed cooked greens (collards, turnip greens, and mustard greens). It is a traditional food in my family to serve during the holidays.

  10. I’ll be making several healthy sides for Thanksgiving as we are opting to go vegetarian this year! I am having fun searching for new things to try!