Claire & Christina Try to Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Sides | Making Perfect: Thanksgiving Ep 4

  • Published on Nov 6, 2019
  • In the world of Thanksgiving sides, there is a plethora of options, so deciding on which ones to make for your feast can be challenging. That's why Claire Saffitz and Christina Chaey are here to up your Thanksgiving side dish game. Join them as they pursue Thanksgiving side dish perfection.
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    Squash and Radicchio Salad With Pecans:
    Brussels Sprouts With Pistachios and Lime:

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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit  Month ago +926

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    • rodya255
      rodya255 19 days ago +1

      Just chiming in... Trying to get a date with Claire. ;)

    • Udit Gupta
      Udit Gupta 23 days ago

      @Tokanya PANIC

    • Diana Chan
      Diana Chan Month ago

      Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

  • Sheree Astill
    Sheree Astill Day ago

    Claire is very bossy and rude 😕

  • devyani29
    devyani29 2 days ago

    And Claire has to oppose every single thing that Christina says

  • devyani29
    devyani29 2 days ago

    Does Claire EVER stop talking.. like to breathe?

  • stephxxi
    stephxxi 2 days ago

    Claire really overpowers the video and seems really condescending toward Christina. She kinda comes across as a jerk tbh. Which sucks because I really like Christina and was excited that she was in this series.

  • Amy
    Amy 2 days ago +1

    Christina has such good comic timing, her reactions and body language are sooo funny!!! Omg she's great

  • C H I E
    C H I E 4 days ago

    christina 😍

  • David Harris
    David Harris 5 days ago

    Mac 'n' Cheese?

  • Cydney M
    Cydney M 6 days ago

    Burnt Brussels spouts>>>>>>>

  • h-ii-b-a
    h-ii-b-a 7 days ago

    Poor Molly how rude to just leave her there with no explanation at all

  • Banter
    Banter 10 days ago

    Claire is such a babe.

  • LosingLara
    LosingLara 10 days ago

    This is green bean casserole erasure.

    Also if we are talking about the "perfect thanksgiving". I hate both squash and brussel sprouts so IDK... watching this after the fried rice stuffing episode... I don't want to be at this Thanksgiving table.

  • Present
    Present 10 days ago

    used to think Claire was a bottom. she’s definitely a top after this vid

  • Diana Lee
    Diana Lee 10 days ago

    I think next time if the BA video editors put more of the discussion, it would be more beneficial to us. We would have more takeaways of what to do with our own dishes to fit our preferences better.

  • Diana Lee
    Diana Lee 10 days ago

    Matching aprons so cute!!!

  • SAL 9000
    SAL 9000 11 days ago

    Claire has become a little tiresome. There! I said it!

  • Iroxinping
    Iroxinping 11 days ago

    I'll wait and see, but i hope they put mango in the squash salad, and use a vinaigrette dressing
    Edit: well that wasn't really a salad lol, for Brussel sprouts I'd put in a pan whole x on the bottom with the bottom covered in water and about 4 cloves of minced garlic maybe a shallot or two, lid at medium heat....when the water is gone about 12 to 15m add in bit of butter and olive oil and sauté until a nice golden brown.

  • Tom Saejiw
    Tom Saejiw 11 days ago

    I hope Molly didnt feel offended.

  • Ken Wilder
    Ken Wilder 11 days ago

    Pls no not that intro I’m not ready to see Claire cry

  • alliecat1019
    alliecat1019 11 days ago

    I think the problem with this making Thanksgiving concept is anything that does not fit with people’s traditions seems to be off. I love that I am being challenged with my concept of Thanksgiving. I love the introduction of things I would not normally have for Thanksgiving. I think it is really hard coming up with a “perfect” Thanksgiving because it means so many different things to different people.

  • Patricia Finn-Rapiejko

    We made the whole 9-yards of Bon Apetite Thanksgiving 2019 and wow! It was super great. I will never roast a whole turkey again... but seriously, the Brussel sprouts were so good, I could have just served them! EXCELLENT!

  • Cassy Sida
    Cassy Sida 12 days ago

    I accidentally played this instead of the music I was listening to and Christina's voice reminds me a lot of Amanda Palmer's if anyone knows her

  • Phodobous
    Phodobous 13 days ago

    I still cannot believe they didn’t halve the Brussels sprouts

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 13 days ago

      I've ALWAYS halved Brussels sprouts because I usually buy the big ones. But I made this recipe using the smaller size like they recommended and they were still nice and crispy despite not being halved. The thing I like best about halving them is all the loose leave that fall off and get so perfectly crispy when roasting.

  • adam oler
    adam oler 13 days ago

    I love Claire and I love Christina with her. This was such a cute episode!

  • E. K.
    E. K. 13 days ago

    The way it's edited makes it seem like Molly was kinda hurt and felt they were laughing at her and that she wasn't in on a joke

  • valf156115
    valf156115 14 days ago +1

    Somehow people are just catching on that claire is just like this? In many videos she has a quality about her where she values some people’s opinions more than others...Low key exclusionary high key bossing people around. Can’t forget that she’s the “star” of BA now, maybe it went to her head?

  • Sere Bix
    Sere Bix 14 days ago +1

    I never ever EVER thought I would say that but this video need 80% less Claire. She is way to oppressiv and can't take any advice/idea/direction then her own. It really makes me sad to see how petty she acts here :( Every other word is "no" "I don't think so" or some other rejections of Christina.

  • Mechanic
    Mechanic 14 days ago +1

    Drink every time Claire's left earring on Day 2 makes it look like she has a WICKED DEFORMED EAR LOBE and FREAKS YOU OUT. 🤮 😂

  • antiedote
    antiedote 14 days ago

    Oh yeah 898 squash!?! Yeah of course I have 898 at my local grocery store, no problem

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 13 days ago

      I made this with 898's, honeynut, and delicatta. All worked out well. The 898 tasted best (more sweet), but I actually liked the appearance of the delicatta best. Today I'm making for Thanksgiving using "carnival squash" since I couldn't find anything else. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • sara
    sara 15 days ago +6

    claire: “I think we make a good team”
    christina: “yeah, claire dictates and I follow”

  • Deuces Shoeless
    Deuces Shoeless 16 days ago +1

    Molly looked so disrespected lol

  • Caleb Elwell
    Caleb Elwell 16 days ago

    Christina: "well, unlike you, I am..."
    me: "dedicated to the testing of each leafy vegetable for the salad"
    Christina: *hungry*

  • Julie LaBranche
    Julie LaBranche 16 days ago

    Roast brussel sprouts with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then toss with honey, some herbage, salt, pepper and ....done!

  • youreanonshareer
    youreanonshareer 17 days ago

    Molly's was hella offended lmao

  • k dotts
    k dotts 17 days ago

    Like every video has a sponsor...of its sponsored you need to say it is....

  • starboyar
    starboyar 17 days ago +1

    Should have let Molly know what was up. Anyone in that position would be uncomfortable

  • Matthew Buenvenida
    Matthew Buenvenida 17 days ago

    Everyone needs to calm down about Claire, I thought she was great

  • pete dyer
    pete dyer 17 days ago

    So... The skin is still on the squash?

    • pete dyer
      pete dyer 10 days ago

      @Geoffrey Alan ok. So peel it the normal way if using regular butternut squash?
      This salad looks amazing!!!

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 13 days ago +1

      The skin softens up a lot while baking. I was a bit nervous because I always peel full size butternut squash. But the 898/honeynut and delicatta all have very tender and testy skin

  • Luna Flores
    Luna Flores 17 days ago +2

    everyone is criticizing claire... like... they’re grown adults, they seem like they get along really well in all the videos they’ve been together in, which explains why they’re so quick to agree with each other ALSO quick reminder that christina’s job doesn’t involve her making videos. in past videos (gourmet makes) christina has been very open with her opinions around claire so i don’t think that’s a big an issue as you guys are making it seem... claire and christina are my favorite pairing so it’s really disappointing to see people projecting weird scenarios onto them.
    that aside this is one of my favorite making perfect eps so far!

  • Megan Pierce
    Megan Pierce 17 days ago

    I made the sprouts today for a pre-thanksgiving party and it was SO good! Loved them so much!

  • Meagan Wallwork
    Meagan Wallwork 17 days ago

    Who tf eats Brussel sprouts at Thanksgiving?? The only green vegetables at Thanksgiving should be green bean casserole. You can eat healthy the other 364 days of the year.

  • keith houin
    keith houin 17 days ago

    Ladies - pep up a bit. That said, I am doing those Brussel sprouts this week.

  • Mikki León
    Mikki León 17 days ago

    Thank you both. You gave me great ideas😃

  • Mikki León
    Mikki León 17 days ago

    Ok I hadn’t finished the episode when I posted about the balsamic reduction for the Squash salad, but I also do it for my Brussels sprouts which I didn’t realize was coming up next lol

  • Mikki León
    Mikki León 17 days ago

    Wow thanks. I also think a Balsamic Reduction would be Amazing.

  • eb 123
    eb 123 17 days ago

    B-but she really liked the apple cider vinegar 🥺

  • VietyV
    VietyV 17 days ago

    "I'm so glad you said that Claire because I feel the exact same way [but didn't want to say it in case you strangle me]"

  • mazie
    mazie 18 days ago +1

    i love Christina

  • じゃ。Mariah
    じゃ。Mariah 18 days ago

    Idk why they didn't try making maple bacon brussel sprouts those are great. Or maple pecan? Since they didn't want to add bacon. Even a brown sugar maple glaze would be amazinggg.

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan 13 days ago +1

      I love a crispy bacon added to roasted Brussels sprout with a sticky sweet glaze🤤

  • lover lover
    lover lover 18 days ago +3

    based on y’alls comments there will not be a season 3 of making perfect lmao

  • Liz M
    Liz M 19 days ago

    I found this really hard to watch. I considered that maybe Claire has more experience on videos, and that I do like Claire. However, she really overpowered Christina, and was really pushy and overbearing. I love Christina! Maybe not a good duo for future videos.

  • nomeaknat
    nomeaknat 19 days ago

    All you bandwagoners.

  • Taentedah Johnson
    Taentedah Johnson 19 days ago

    Christina ): baby! so sorry you got walked on.

  • Norma Casares
    Norma Casares 19 days ago

    Less of “ a challenge “


  • Jordan Taylor
    Jordan Taylor 19 days ago

    LOL the accidental re-creation of Molly’s old recipe got me 😂😂😂

  • Judith Kay Nevitt
    Judith Kay Nevitt 19 days ago

    You guys make my heart happy .... thank you !!!

  • Se Não Mata Fere
    Se Não Mata Fere 19 days ago

    Why are only white people on this?

  • Hunter Holden
    Hunter Holden 19 days ago

    This is probably the funniest thing I have ever saw.

  • Ellie Ringler
    Ellie Ringler 20 days ago

    SOMEONE HELP ME! Where do I find these special little squashes?

  • Blorgajork
    Blorgajork 20 days ago +2

    Say's it's difficult to find a certain vinegar, while literally using a squash with a number as a name.