Nothing says Friendsgiving like a cornucopia! Thanks to Vishnu we were able to enjoy a very festive background image while we ate!
As for dinner…
Robin, Andy, Vishnu, and I enjoyed a delicious and VERY filling meal! Seriously you guys. I haven’t felt this full in a long time! After dinner I changed out of my jeans and put on my stretchy pants. I was THAT full.
Robin and I split up the menu and tackled it separately during the day on Saturday. Our kitchens are super tiny so this was the best approach. Plus I know absolutely nothing about cooking a turkey!
Robin and Andy prepared the turkey, veggie stuffing, and the best sangria in the world. I’m not kidding about the sangria – it was delicious (and potent!). I’ll get the recipe from Robin and share it here soon.
Vishnu (my taste tester) and I made:
- whipped sweet potatoes (I used half and half instead of heavy cream and cinnamon instead of nutmeg)
- quinoa salad with pears, baby spinach and chickpeas in a maple vinaigrette (I used toasted almonds instead of pecans)
- macaroni and cheese (will share the recipe soon!)
- a chocolate-pumpkin pikoozie for dessert (served with vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream)
EVERYTHING was amazing, evident by the number of times each of us refilled our plates!
A chocolate lover’s dream!
After saying thanks, eating until we almost burst, and cleaning up, we settled in for a night of YouTube videos. I’m not kidding. For two hours we sat and watched our favorite videos, which ended up being the perfect plan because the last thing any of us wanted to do after our huge meal was be active. Talk about a food coma!
Miscellaneous pictures from Friendsgiving 2013…
I wonder if Friendsgiving 2014 will be able to top this. I mean, we set the bar pretty high! Until next year…
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Annnnnd the Blue Nile necklace winner is…
Congratulations, Chayal! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can send you your necklace ASAP!!
Thanks to everyone who entered! If you’re interested in buying some pieces for yourself and/or as gifts this holiday season, be sure to enter the following coupon code for 10% off (good until Jan 1st) – BNHH10.