7 Friendsgiving Dinner Ideas For The Squad Who's All About That Baste
Turkey time is going to be here faster than you think, and if you're with the conventional times, you're probably throwing a Friendsgiving party with your squad. As much as your family is great and all, the real turn up happens with your friends. Getting creative with your Friendsgiving dinner ideas will make things more lit than the turkey and pumpkin-flavored drinks.
The whole idea of having a Friendsgiving is creative. It's a slick way to remember that your holiday doesn't have to be filled with just relatives, which can honestly be exhausting. Your friends are truly family anyway, and they certainly know how to have fun. Add in some great food, and there's really nothing that can go wrong.
Keep in mind, though, that your family might be incredibly good at laying things on you in a sugarcoated way. With your friends, there is no room for hosting a lousy meal, because they will be brutally honest and give you a hug afterwards. There's still some element to impress when you have a Friendsgiving, so you can't come up short and mess up a holiday meal. Once again, the Internet has proven its unwavering support with information we need to help us out in the kitchen. So, whether this is your first or fifth Friendsgiving, spice things up with a few of these tricks in the kitchen.
1. Cheesy Garlic Bread Poppers
Dinner, even down to the side dishes, has got to be yummy. Bread is the ultimate baked good for this time of year... besides pumpkin pie, of course. Garlic bread is pretty simple, and it is easy to make a lot of it. Literally, you'll put your local bakery to shame with this delish recipe for garlic bread poppers.
2. Loaded Cheese-Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls
With this delicious mashed potato concoction, coated in a golden brown crumbing, your guests are going to be begging for the recipe. Basically, everything you cram inside of a loaded baked potato is inside this little ball. It's convenient, cheesy, and keeps you from having to pop a dozen baked potatoes in the oven.
3. Five-Cheese Macaroni And Cheese
No one should be eating macaroni and cheese out of a box this Thanksgiving, if you can help it. This tutorial highlights so much cheese, and we are here for it. This is basically the next best thing you can put in the oven aside from the turkey. Get ready for people to hit up the kitchen for a second helping... and a third one.
4. Thanksgiving Cobbler Drink
Thanksgiving cobbler is a fan favorite, so you can only imagine what the drink version is. The cranberry and rosemary finish will have everyone feeling super festive and warm. You can make a non-alcoholic version of this, too, if not everyone at your Friendsgiving drinks or is 21 and up. Cheers to filling food and sweet sipping.
5. Roasted Autumn Vegetable Medley
OK, even if you aren't a vegan, this dish is great for a side dish. Baked veggies taste so much better. Maybe it's because it's baking along with all of the other aromas from the other foods. Thanksgiving aromas need to be made into a candle or something so we can smell them all of the time.
6. Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving is what some of us live for. There are so many different ways you can make it. If you like the marshmallows on top for an extra sweet taste, go crazy with it. I don't think there is such thing as too many marshmallows at all.
7. Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites
Why is food so much better when it's fun-sized? Cheesecake bites are effortless when it comes to making them and popping them in your mouth. You can stick with the salted caramel cheesecake bites, or do a different variation. You can't really go wrong with any kind of cheesecake, and your guest will be incredibly grateful.
Friendsgiving is a time for you to relax, enjoy your guest, and eat whatever festive treat your heart desires. Just remember that the food isn't the only thing that'll have you feeling full and whole. Good company has the same affect, too.