Friendsgiving Recipe Roundup

Posted by Sarah Papachristos on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here and since there are only a few days left until we all feast, I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes from our Friendsgiving.


We hosted a Friendsgiving potluck filled with both new recipes and classic family traditions, which all in all made for one delicious meal. Along with the recipes from our Friendsgiving, I also listed other recipe ideas for Thanksgiving that we didn't have room to make or eat :)

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Appetizers:

Serrano wrapped manchego stuffed dates from Cava (similar recipe here)

More appetizer ideas:

Cranberry pear salsa
Parmesan and rosemary almonds
Bacon wrapped stuffing bites
Build the perfect cheese platter

Cocktails:

Both cocktails came from How Sweet Eats. She is so creative with her cocktails and always has the best drink ideas! Check out her other "Drink" recipes here

Apple Cider Sangria
Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria

More cocktail ideas:

Spiced cranberry prosecco punch 
Spanish cranberry sparkling martini
The smashed pumpkin
Pomegranate margaritas
S'moretini shooters 

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Sides:

Cranberry Sauce
Gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Roasted rosemary acorn squash
Brown butter mash potatoes

More side dish ideas:

Creamy herbed Potatoes
Sweet potato carrot and cheddar soup
Kale and gorgonzola salad
Brussel sprouts with pecans and cranberries
Pretzel bread quinoa stuffing
Pumpkin cheddar polenta 
Hibiscus cranberry sauce

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The Turkey

I don't have a special recipe for the turkey we prepared because my boyfriend and our friend were fully in charge of the bird. They did an excellent job!

Scott made his Grandmother's stuffing and used that to stuff the turkey. We seasoned the turkey with S&P and fresh herbs.

Need a yummy turkey recipe? Check out The Pioneer Woman's roasted Thanksgiving turkey recipe. Or if you have a smaller crowd you are feeding for Thanksgiving, I love Giada's Turkey breast porchetta recipe

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Dessert:

Mini apple pies
Mini pumpkin cheesecakes (Make gluten free by using GF ginger snaps & graham crackers)

More dessert ideas:

Pumpkin S'mores tart
Chai spiced blondies
Chocolate zucchini coconut cake with coffee glaze
Thankful cookie hearts 
Mini pecan pies 
Cherry pie cupcakes

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Lastly, I would like to give a shout out to Cymbidium Floral in Exeter, NH for making the stunning flower arrangement pictured below. Stacey Grady is an extremely talented florist and brought this over for the centerpiece. Photo is unfiltered :)

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What Thanksgiving dish do you look forward to?