I need inspiration to tackle this one. I LOVE mashed potatoes and I LOVE good jasmine rice. I don't always cook that as my sides, but I do find that when I'm doing unplanned meals, those are my go-to starch sides. I want to try to start cooking some different things. So how about some ideas so that I can incorporate them in my menu planning, and that way, if they're on the menu, I'll be more likely to cook them.
Ditto for veggies - my vegetable dishes, if not planned in advance, tend to be more of an afterthought, instead of really good. So throw some of those out there for me too, if you don't mind.