Do you have Friendsgiving plans this year? This holiday, where you share a meal with friends in lieu of family, is increasingly popular among millennials. The concept might have started with college students or coworkers who didn’t have a place to go or the ability to travel home for Thanksgiving, but now it has taken on a life of its own. Groups of close friends (often in their 20s and 30s) gather the weekend before Thanksgiving for a feast in addition to the main holiday event. I’m sure you can understand the appeal of an evening with best friends and more of those classic holiday dishes. But this trend can double an already indulgent holiday. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered with our better-for-you Friendsgiving menu.
Friendsgiving is usually a pot luck where the host may just be responsible for the turkey. You can read more about Crowdsourcing Thanksgiving here. As with any pot luck, you can ensure a well-balanced meal and avoid duplicate recipes by coordinating a menu. If you are the host, or “the planner” friend, start a Google Doc with a menu and space for volunteers to sign up. Or, pause your debate about the best ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving episodes in your group chat and just assign dishes. You can start with what we have shared below here.