It’s a long standing tradition here on WGC that the entire month of November is dedicated to all things Thanksgiving. That means recipe ideas for the big day, meals leading up to the big day, leftovers for after the feast… you name it, we’ve got it covered!
Today we’re talking about Friendsgiving. The past 3 years I’ve hosted 2-3 Thanksgivings per year. One or two with friends before the actual event and then one with my family the day of! Because why can’t we feast 2 times in the month of November?? It’s the right thing to do.
This year I’m teaming up with Anthropologie to put together the most epic Friendsgiving spread you’ll ever see. The menu was out of control delicious, the table couldn’t have been more beautiful and I’m officially obsessed. I’d actually like to live in these photos for the rest of the year… how do I make that happen??
This spread was a major team effort! Matt helped with the table design and all the photography, Adam and I developed all the recipes and he styled them to perfection, Kasey pulled the clothes from Anthro because she’s a stylist and she knows what’s up, Marissa did the flowers and I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off until it was time to eat and then I went to town!!
We wanted a super chic but approachable table that really embodied the California girl vibe here on What’s Gaby Cooking. That meant lots of blues, pops of gold and some really gorgeous food!
The menu consisted of:
- one of my signature cheese platters
- roast acorn squash
- persimmon salad with cilantro and pomegranate seeds
- pistachio crusted rack of lamb
- mascarpone mashed potatoes
- pumpkin chocolate chip cake with chai spiced frosting
you can click on any of the links above the the individual recipes so you can mix and match them with other recipes to add to your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving meals!
Keep on scrolling for more pics and inspiration for your own Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving feast this year and hop on over to the Anthropologie site for more details on EVERYTHING in this post and grab some new tabletop items while your at it!
I am so excited you are making one of my recipes and I would love to see how it turns out. Make sure to share it on instagram and tag me @whatsgabycookin so I can see your masterpiece!