Originally Posted by naturecoastcrafter
I like doing a sort of yin-yan (is that right) mashed potatoes. I mash white potatoes and sweet potatoes and put them in a round casserole, half and half and kinda peak them up a bit like merengue. I then put them in the oven to brown a little on top. I also like green beans almondine. Can't bear the green bean casserole. My favorite side is cranberry orange relish, which uses a bag of cranberries, a whole orange, lots of sugar and a little rum for pop. We also do walnut bread. You can make that ahead and you can make the cranberry orange ahead, too.
My mom makes cranberry orange relish too - almost the same as yours. She does not use rum in hers but maybe we should try that!