Lots of desserts
Delicious side dishes
Too many desserts
Much too many desserts
More food than one could imagine out of a NYC kitchen
More people than you’d usually fit in a 1-bedroom apartment
5 Years of Thanksgiving with Friends
Five years ago, in what started out as a “dinner club” with two other couples, Matt and I hosted our first mock Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Four friends came to Matt’s apartment at the time for a turkey, sweet potato casserole, and some other dishes that aren’t memorable enough to stand out in my mind. It was a fun night and such a success that in the years that followed, our intimate dinner party of six has turned into an annual event with almost twenty friends. It gives us an opportunity to be in the kitchen together, share an evening with many of our closest friends, and show them how thankful we are for them through delicious food.
This year’s dinner was so much fun and full of many tasty traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving dishes: Turkey, Brisket, Turkey Meatloaf, Salad, String Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Bread/Muffins
And of course, as you surely already know, lots of desserts
Cookie sandwiches: Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches with White Chocolate Buttercream, Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mocha Ganache and Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling
Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake bars
Cookie Dough Topped Brownies
Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream and Mocha Ganache
I am excited about the recipes I have to share from the dinner party over the next few weeks! There are definitely some new desserts that I know I’ll be making again
What is your favorite Thanksgiving-related tradition?