Anne and I hosted our first-ever Friendsgiving this past weekend. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a few years, and being in Chicago and close to good friends felt like the right time to give it a try.
I made a centerpiece for our table from white pumpkins and strawberry corn that we grew at the farm in Wisconsin this summer, as well as silver dollar eucalyptus I found at Trader Joe’s ($2.99 for the bunch!). Working on this arrangement had me feeling like I was back at terrain again.
We squeezed 10 people around our dinner table — a very hyggeligt time.
Everybody contributed a dish to our Friendsgiving, making for a delicious meal indeed. I made my Grandma Anne’s pecan tassies (or, as we call them, “little shits”) and my Grandpa Augie’s pumpkin pie. Anne focused on the turkey and mashed potatoes.
- Roast turkey breast (following this recipe loosely)
- Mashed potatoes (following this recipe, again loosely)
- Cranberry-citrus sauce
- Sausage and mushroom stuffing
- Roasted squash
- Roasted Brussel sprouts
- Carrots provencal
- Rice and arugula salad (recipe from Ottolenghi’s Plenty More)
- Pecan tassies
- Pumpkin pie
It was a beautiful time with great friends, and I can’t wait to keep making special memories like this. What are you cooking up for Thanksgiving this year?
Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!
Beautiful. Love the apartment and decor. Delicious. Mouthwatering plates. Happiness. You guys look radiant. Love. Love you.
I love this Victoria<3