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!