Friendsgiving… Thanksgiving with friends. Isn’t that just the most fabulous idea?
Though not a holiday we observe here in Australia, I feel Friendsgiving is something we can and should easily adopt, at least yearly. Giving thanks for the blessings in your life, and for your friendships. It is Spring here in Australia, so we are lacking in the fall produce abundant on Thanksgiving tables across North America. But that did not matter, our friends put on a gorgeous spread celebrating not Autumn eats, rather deliciousness. Ok, two things: deliciousness and friendship.
I value my friends. And in my experience, when you find friends with similar passions and values and life priorities, you need to tend to that…with laughter and care and support… and Turkey. Friendsgiving with Yasmeen and her husband Jason and their lovely friends was a beautiful, warm, cranberry-kissed, happy affair. Thank you, friends.
On the menu:
♥ Roasted turkey (Yasmeen has great tips in her post here!)
♥ Mashed potatoes
♥ Ciabatta stuffing with chestnuts and pancetta (addicted)
♥ Green beans and peas
♥ Sauteed zucchini
♥ Sweet potato casserole with brown sugar pecan crumble topping
♥ Cranberry sauce
♥ Mushroom Gravy
Check out Yasmeen’s blog post for more Friendsgiving snaps.