For years, I had watched people sharing photographs of Friendsgiving get togethers, and for years I had wanted to do the same. This year it finally happened, because as it turned out, we have friends who had always wanted to pull together a Friendsgiving, too!
It was a quiet and cozy get together, a Florida-themed meal that pulled from local flavors and ingredients and nature. We decorated a low-tide-inspired table, feasted on locally raised chicken (mojo) and locally raised sausage (in the cornbread stuffing) and locally grown sweet potatoes and kale from our own backyard, and capped off the evening with a Florida-appropriate key lime pie.
Friends, it was lovely.The menu:
Lemon-rosemary bourbon cocktails
Wine (from the South of France, not Florida — this was our one big concession in the Floridian menu!)
Assorted cheese and crackers
Homemade crescent rolls
Crab and corn chowder
Mojo roasted chicken
Cornbread stuffing with sausage, leeks, and cranberries
Mashed sweet potatoes with jalapeno honey
Kale sauteed with onion
Meringue-topped key lime pie
Today Danny and I are celebrating a more traditional Thanksgiving with family, and we wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving, too!