Friendsgiving is a made up holiday we invented to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends who all usually travel out-of-town on the weekends leading up to Thanksgiving. It is always on a work day and can happen in October or November. We love this time with our friends to celebrate and treat them to a fun, fancy meal.
Friendsgiving Must Haves:
- Rotisserie Chickens (zero cooking and who likes dried up turkey anyways?!)
- ** Homemade Cranberry Sauce (no jiggly can stuff here)
- Sister Schubert’s Rolls
- Mashed Potatoes
- Gravy (Chicken gravy)
- Sweet Potatoes with toasted marshmallows
- Green Beans
- ** Pie
- Must eat on china
- ** Folded Napkin
- ** Nameplates
** Items featured on this blog post
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 bag of cranberries
Combine sugar and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add cranberries, return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 mins. Move sauce to a bowl and bring to room temperature, then chill in the fridge until you need it.
Seriously, 3 ingredients?! This tastes wayyyy better than the can stuff and only takes 12 mins start to finish to make homemade. I use the recipe on the back of the Ocean Spray cranberry bag.
Joe loves apple and I love cherry so why make 2 different pies? I followed the recipe on the back of the Comstock pie filling can above. I had some extra pie crust from chicken pot pie in the freezer and used a little to make a divider.
- 2 cans of pie filling
- Pillsbury frozen pie crust
- extra pie crust
Oven on 425, dump pie filling in the pie crust. Bake for 40-50 mins.
Found this on my Spunky Runner Pinterest board and loved it! SO fancy!
I cut up a brown lunch bag and used the rings it made to put around my napkins.