I've been going to a thanksgiving potluck for the last 5 years and every year I've been assigned "greens" as my dish- I've done creamed spinach (some random recipe I found online, was meh), kale casseroles, mustard greens (host is a vegetarian so I didn't use pork out of respect even though she cooks a turkey...epic fail) and a number of other green dishes and have always had subpar results. I don't generally make "greens" in any way other than quickly sauteed OR with a ton of pork-products, so I don't have much practice aside from these thanksgivings.
And now the time is upon us again. Whats your fave greens recipe? I'm thinking of trying creamed spinach again but the last two times I've done it, it's really been pretty lame. As previously stated, one half of the hosting couple is vegetarian and she always makes a turkey and meaty-seafoody sides, but I try to keep the greens dish veggie-friendly since she has less to eat and, well, is an awesome person/vegetarian for hosting us every year. I try to stick to something that can be easily reheated either in a crockpor (brought to their place) or in the oven quickly, versus something done quickly last-minute on the stove as the kitchen is always full and busy right before dinner.
Any ideas?! 5 years in and I'm feeling defeated, but ready to elevate the game! This is my first thanksgiving as a married woman with my (as of oct) husband, and he's bringing his famous mushroom mac n cheese, so I MUST deliver! Hounds, help a lady out!