You've all been there—it's Turkey Day, the bird (and the oven) are stuffed, every burner, plate, platter and fork has been spoken for, and your dear friend/auntie/sister/cousin just showed up with her side dish. Great! Right? No, wait, what? You need oven space to cook that casserole? A burner to put the final touches on your famous mashed potatoes? Noooooooooo—don't crash my kitchen!
So here's the challenge: how can you be a winner on Thanksgiving and the best pot-luck contributor ever? Room temperature side dishes are the answer! Our glazed acorn squash, above, is a perfect example. Ditto this cabbage-apple slaw (something crunchy and raw is good on the buffet, too).
Now it's your turn. SUBMIT YOUR BEST NO-COOK/ROOM TEMPERATURE SIDE DISH by posting a comment (below) in 250 words or less and we've got a prize for you! The winner will receive a Martha Stewart Young Turkey, shipping included (U.S. contestants only, sorry!). Send us your recipe by end of the day on Thursday, Nov 11. We'll select a winner and ship out your bird!