This easy meal will remind you of a Thanksgiving feast: Chicken with Mushroom Stuffing, cranberries in the salad, a green bean dish, and Maple-Pecan Pudding. It's so easy you can have it any night of the year. Just have dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and the fixings for the pudding on hand. They are so easy to keep in the pantry, you can make these side dishes with any hearty main course.
Any green salad tossed with a sweet dressing like raspberry vinaigrette will taste like a holiday treat when tossed with a handful of dried cranberries.
Cook fresh or frozen green beans, drain and drizzle with a tiny bit of butter. Season to taste, then garnish with toasted slivered or sliced almonds.
Top vanilla pudding with maple syrup and chopped pecans.