In between family dinners, out-of town visits and mundane conversations with cousins you haven’t seen since last year’s turkey roast, the holidays are all about hanging with your bloodline. Although you may love them to pieces, it’s much easier to keep sane when you spend some QT with your non-relative gang.
A Friendsgiving celebration is the perfect excuse to drink a little too much wine and enjoy the company you are so thankful to have found. To make your Friendsgiving memorable, assign each guest an appetizer, side dish or dessert to bring, pot-lock style.
Since these months of steep flight prices and excessive gift shopping will leave you with a full heart, and an empty wallet, this collection of Friendsgiving recipes will not only impress your friends, but take a limited amount of time and ingredients to ensure your expenses don’t leave you with nothing but canned cranberries. Less time (and money) spent in the kitchen equals more time to play classy free game of “Pass the Nut” with your squad. Seriously.
Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dish – Perfect with crackers or sliced apples!
Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dish from Life With The Crust Cut Off
Cheesy Bacon Cups from Frugal Fanatic
Caramel Apple Cheese Spread from She Wears Many Hats
Crunchy Parmesan Cauliflower Bites from Kirbie Cravings
Pull Apart Garlic Bread from Gather For Bread
Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad will make sure you get your (delicious) veggies in!
Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad from Heartbeet Kitchen
Salad with Goat Cheese and Pear with Maple-Balsamic Dressing from Two Healthy Kitchens
Ambrosia Salad from Mom on Time Out
Skinny Broccoli Salad from Skinny Mom
Fall Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad from Iowa Girl Eats
Crockpot Cranberry Stuffing from The Creative Bite
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots from Damn Delicious
Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from The Cookie Rookie
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta from Peas and Crayons
Secret Weapon Sweet Potatoes from Frugal Living Mom
So good, you’ll want them year round!
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Caramel Apple Trifle from Frugal Fanatic
Sweet Potato Cupcakes from Overtime Cook
Easy Chocolate Pie from Passion For Savings
Pumpkin Pie Crescents from Spend With Pennies
What’s the food you’re always looking forward to during family get-togethers?
I’m all about the side dishes. I love my mom’s pumpkin bread and could live off of my grandma’s mashed potatoes.