Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friendsgiving 2016

This year we had our third Friendsgiving, a great new tradition to add to our lives.

This year was extremely easy as we made it a potluck!

DH and I made a turkey breast, gravy, cranberry sauce and salad. We had cut up vegetables, dip, cheese, crackers and DH made stuffed baked mushrooms and wine ready when folks arrived.

I made cranberry sauce with some spiced rum, vanilla, and pumpkin spice, and the salad had cucumbers, tomatoes (on the side), dried apricots, nuts, avocado.

Others brought:

  • Added 12-18-16: Here is the actual recipe:  

    At the Friendsgiving, I promised June the recipe for the glazed potatoes. So here it is:

    1 kg small firm potatoes
    1 dl sugar
    25 g butter
    1. Clean the potatoes and cook them with the peel on in lightly salted water for about 15 minutes. They must not get too soft. Peel them and let the potatoes cool off before you proceed. 
    2. Pour the sugar into the cold pan in an even layer. 
    3. Let the sugar melt WITHOUT stirring - if you do it, it might get lumps. 
    4. When the sugar has melted you add the butter. Turn up the heat and add the potatoes.
    5. cook the potatoes at medium/high heat for about 5-6 minutes. Carefully stir once in a while. 
    6. When the potatoes have an even layer of sugar, they are done. 
  • Rustic Olive Bread served with both oil and vinegar and butter.
  • Fabulous Cheese Cake with a graham butter crust
  • Special homemade sake - (made with potatoes and yeast if I understood)

We invited our son and DIL but they couldn't make it, and also some other students from DH's classes.  Bet you can tell who came from Denmark!  Such a pretty blouse.

I didn't keep track of the time of things, but it was a great evening.


  1. It looks and sounds downright delicious. Friendsgiving! What a an utterly wonderful idea. I like it.

    1. Thanks for coming by my blog. Thanksgiving itself is a nice holiday for family, by adding extra one with friends means everyone can still have day with friends too. We ended up going to another families for dessert on actual Thanksgiving - that was very nice too! Usually I have people come here for dessert, it was nice to visit another house though this year.

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    1. Thanks for coming by! Hope you and your family had a nice holiday too!


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