During Thanksgiving weekend I usually serve leftovers and add some new sides to the mix to make the dinner feel more new than "leftover".
Here's my addition after Thanksgiving, but it would work for that day as well!
Ingredients (6-oz.) packages long-grain and wild rice mix 3 tablespoons butter 1 large sweet onion, diced 12 ounces assorted fresh mushrooms, trimmed and sliced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup Marsala 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Prepare rice mix according to package directions.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and saute 7 minutes or until golden. Add mushrooms and salt; saute 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add Marsala, and saute 3 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir mushroom mixture and parsley into prepared rice.