I'm not really a turkey guy - but I am ok with sides. Yes, we had dressing, green beans and mashed potaters. All the regulars for a very non-regular, stay-at-home Thanksgiving.
But I wanted to try something else. Onions.
Not in anything. Just stand alone.
I love onions done on the grill, but I thought I'd try them in the oven. The one recipe I saw looked frightfully easy. One should avoid these. For the first part of that recipe, they had the halved onions in muffin tins. Oh, it looked nice, until you realize you don't make muffins that large or have onions that small. I improvised.
I just nestled those halved-onions in a bread pan and snaked foil around them to keep them in place.
A little salt. a little pepper - and into a 350F oven. Technically, it should have been 425, but the turkey was cooking at 350, so I made due. The onions would have to cook longer.
At 425, they should cook for 20 minutes where then you'd brush the tops with butter or oil. And puh-leese, it wasn't going to be oil.
I forgot a picture of the buttering, so forgive me, but I know you all a vivid imagination.
Then they go back into the oven for another 40 minutes. At 75F less than the suggested 425, these times are obviously longer. I was just eyeballing everything.