Friendsgiving Menu

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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!

The Friendsgiving Menu to end all menus! Check out all the delicious recipes on (@whatsgabycookin)

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??

Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb from (@whatsgabycookin)

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!!

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

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:

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!

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Persimmong Salad / Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

The Best Mashed Potatoes / Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)

Triple Layer Pumpkin Cake / Friendsgiving from (@whatsgabycookin)


  1. Soooooo, I need to be at your next Friendsgiving. K thanks!!! 🙂 In all honesty, this is one of the most beautiful setups I've ever seen. Way to kill it. Also Anthropologie = love of my life when it comes to all the goodies.

  2. Wow, those table pics are exactly how food should be eaten and shared. Amazing..amazing..aaamazing!!

  3. So, if you figure out a way to live in the photos . . . TAKE ME WITH YOU. These are amazing, magazine worthy shots! I'm in love. Also, I adore Friendsgiving. I've been doing it for years with friends, and it is my favorite holiday of the entire year. Not kidding.

  4. This is AMAZING! I want to jump into my screen and come to this Friendsgiving! All the recipes and decor are fab. These photos are amazing!

  5. This is just spectacular Gaby- Pete and I sat here tonight and went through all of the pictures and recipes- just amazing style and attention to detail.

  6. This looks like such great fun! I love the idea of several festive meals with friends! I may have to copy that!! Beautiful table.

  7. This is just beyond fabulous, Gaby! What an amazing collaboration. LOVE the looks of that cake and the mashed potatoes!

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