Early Friendsgiving

I have somany recipes coming at you in the next few days, but I first want to share that I’ve already had a Friendsgiving! That’s a Thanksgiving with friends, just in case that was in any way not clear.

This was a potluck, meaning that everyone brought something. I brought Maple Acorn Squash — AKA the recipe you get to look forward to tomorrow — and Praline Spice Cookies — AKA the recipe you get to look forward to on Wednesday. 🙂

Anyway, Friendsgiving. I’ll break it down for you.

The Guests

(That’s me with Laura, one of the lovely hosts!)

(The girl with the awesome turkey hat is Amy, the other lovely host!)

Oh and my favorite guest (sorry, friends), Andy!:

You’ll see many of those faces repeated at the Thanksgiving Mark and I are hosting on Thursday!

The Food

Homemade Pumpkin Hummus with carrots:


Pumpkin bread with homemade butter (OMG good), cheese & crackers:

Yummy pastry puffs (one of these became my main dish):

Bacon Corn Muffins (I couldn’t have these):

Maple Acorn Squash:

(That’s mine! I swear it looked nicer than in that light.)

Turkey, of course (which I also, obviously, couldn’t have):

Cauliflower Gratin (soooo good):

Sweet Potato Casserole:

Sourdough & Wild Rice Stuffing and Spicy Mac & Cheese:

Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

Garlic Button Mushrooms (one of the top two dishes of the night, to me — I cannot WAIT to recreate these!):

Harvest Rice (which I somehow missed!):

Balsamic Glazed Onions (the other highlight of the night — again, I cannot wait to recreate this dish!):

Those were so good that I couldn’t not post the picture, even thought it (the picture, not the dish!) was so terrible.

Pumpkin Biscuits with Cinnamon-Honey Butter (AKA crack butter!):

Beer Apple Pie:

Bourbon Cheesecake (SO GOOD!):

Pecan Pie & Ice Cream (both Pumpkin & Vanilla):

And Praline Spice Cookies (my other contribution):

There was so much food that I only took a little taste of (nearly) everything. My dinner plate:

And I somehow lost the picture of my dessert plate, but I only (barely) had room in my stomach for a tiny sliver of cheesecake and a tiny scoop of pumpkin ice cream.

I’m still full.

Anyone else already have an early Thanksgiving dinner this year?


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3 responses to “Early Friendsgiving

  1. Bruce

    Be sure to share the recipe for the balsamic glazed onions. That sounds great. (I’m an onion fiend!)

  2. Yum- everything looks absolutely delicious. No early Thanksgiving celebration for me- I’m saving up for the big one on Thursday!

  3. What a feast! Everything looks and sounds so amazing!

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