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Good smoked meat, with or without sauce and perhaps a bun.  And a side?  The little scraps of smoked meat.


If I had to have a side, then green cabbage slaw with an oil and vinegar dressing; or red cabbage slaw with sriracha on it.  Cabbage shredded really thin please. Or corn on the cob without unnecessary stuff like spices and such on it.  

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I bring a mandarin orange baked beans dish---so good!!

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@wagirl   You know that needs to be accompanied by a recipe!  Sounds delicious!

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I would have potato or pasta salad, deviled eggs, slaw, baked beans/corn, and fried okra.


Homemade ice cream, homemade banana pudding, or ice cream over a brownie.

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@Zhills --will do--very easy, simple recipe!!!

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I won't repeat what have already been listed, but two other things that are my go-to's:


First, if I need more sides, I just love a couple cans of cold pickled beets ... a good option for those who are lazy or just out of time.  The tangy-ness of pickled beets is always a surprising hit.  I always have at least one can in the fridge, just in case another vegetable is needed.


If you haven't already tried this:


Instead of butter (or in addition to) have some whipped cream cheese to spread over hot ears of corn.  Sound silly?  Actually, what it gives you is hot creamed corn.  Personally, I like the onion-chive flavor, but even plain is great.  Really tasty!

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Whipped cream cheese + corn on the cob sounds delicious!  Mmmmmmm



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Deli meat, cheese and fruit kabobs. Many recipes on Google. Fun to eat and colorful!
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My usual go to's are:


Sweet 'n' Sour Cucumber Salad 

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Chopped Veggie Salad (aka pasta salad w/o the pasta)

Caprese Salad 

Cauliflower "Mac" & Cheese

Strawberry Layered Dessert/Salad (keto version of Strawberry Pretzel Jello)

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One of my favorites is the Cucumber Onion Salad w/ Dill.

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