Friendsgiving Fun

Before the craziness of the holidays, we like to get our friends together to take a moment to give thanks for each other and reflect on the past year.

A few weeks ago, we hosted Friendsgiving with 30 of our friends and family. Everyone brought their favorite side dish to share, and we enjoyed good food, great conversation and lots of laughs.

For parties like these, I love to get out my vintage sterling silver flatware and antique serving platters (I’ve collected these pieces over the years from various antique shops).

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And, this was also the first time we were able to use several of our wedding gifts! How cute are these linens from Pryde’s?!

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The best part about friendsgiving? Everyone brings their favorite family holiday side dish to share.

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Eric grilled a turkey and smoked a brisket for the group, and below are a few side dishes I enjoyed making:

Who doesn’t love a good cranberry sauce recipe?

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And, it’s not Friendsgiving without mashed potatoes – check out this recipe I found that includes sour cream.

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And in Kansas City, you have to incorporate a little bit of BBQ … so I made a knock-off version of Jack Stack Barbecue’s famous cheesy corn bake (get the recipe).

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All in all, we ended the evening with our hearts (and stomachs) full. We hope all of our friends and family enjoy a health and happy holiday season!

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