I love November because it’s the month of being grateful (and my birthday month!). I am so incredibly grateful for my family, my friends, my team, and everyone else in my life. I’m excited for Friendsgiving with my besties, that will be happening next week! Here are some recipes and ideas for your Friendsgivings!
Skillet Green Bean Casserole
We love a healthy side dish that’s scrumptious and filling! This dish only takes about half an hour to make, which qualifies this as one of the easier dishes to make for your own Friendsgiving. You can find the delicious recipe right here for the Skillet Green Bean Casserole!
Blueberry Corn Muffins
This is more of a dessert item, but I also wanted to include this under “side dishes” because there are some amazing dessert recipes that I wanted to include in this post so I rationalized this side dish muffin recipe! This recipe is a bit longer, clocking in at 35 minutes. This is a very fall-themed dish with the cornmeal and blueberries, which makes it perfect for this event. You can try the recipe for Blueberry Corn Muffins here!
Mac and Cheese with Squash
This is a proper side dish! It’s a super delicious recipe that I cannot wait to try with my friends and then again with my family. I’m a total sucker for mac and cheese and as soon as I saw this recipe with a fall-themed twist, I had to include it in my post. Once again, this is a dish that only requires 30 minutes to make. Just reading all of the ingredients made my stomach growl! This is a must-have for this Thanksgiving. You can find out how to make your own Mac and Cheese with Squash here!
Make it Potluck-Style!
You don’t have to worry about preparing all of these amazing recipes by yourself! All you should worry about is one dish and then have your friends bring the rest. It makes it less stressful for everyone involved. If you have a friend that has one specialty dish that they love to make, they should bring it! If you have someone in your life who is only good at making desserts (me), you know what they should make! It’s an easy way to get everyone involved for this fun event.
“I am Thankful For…” Exercise!
This is a fun game to play after dinner while digesting all of the yummy food! A great way to show thanks for all of the amazing things in your life (and bonus points if you focus your gratefulness on your friends!). You can reminisce on fun memories and inside jokes from your group that will bring out a lot of laughs. I already know three or four memories that I’ll bring up to get a laugh with my friends!
Literally Any Board Game Ever!
Any time spent with friends is usually time well spent, but board games almost always increase the amount of fun you have. If you’re of age, drinking also helps. There are also games like Cards Against Humanity that are a bit on the dirty side and always make everyone laugh (or super embarrassed, depending on the audience). I highly recommend bringing your favorite game to your Friendsgiving (and Google if there’s a way to include alcohol if you’re of age)!
I am so excited for Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving! It’s one of the best times of the year because everyone is thinking about what they have to be thankful for, which is amazing for reflection. With Friendsgiving, everything is joyful and happy. I hope you enjoyed the recipes and ideas for making your Friendsgiving the best one yet!