The holidays are filled with home-cooked meals, time spent with family and travels. While not everyone can travel home for Thanksgiving, it presents the unique opportunity to celebrate Friendsgiving with those you hold near and dear. Here are a few tips to help you plan your Friendsgiving menu.
Use appetizers to get the party started! Pick fun, festive bites that everyone can enjoy while they wait for dinner to be served. If you’re not sure what everyone would like, have them bring their own appetizers to share for a potluck-style start to your Friendsgiving.
The main course is the most important part of the meal. When you plan your Friendsgiving menu, take everyone’s preferences into account. Make sure there are vegetarian or vegan options for those lifestyles when you prepare a protein. In addition to your protein, your menu should have a few different side dishes.
Not everyone enjoys the traditional pumpkin pie and that gives you the perfect opportunity to try a new recipe or make more than one dessert. Your Friendsgiving menu can include chocolate and vanilla desserts like cakes or cupcakes or fruit pies like apple or cherry. You can also choose to do something simple like scoops of ice cream with a sundae bar so everyone can make a dessert to their liking.
No Friendsgiving menu is complete without spirits! Choose wines that pair well with your main course and can stand on their own. It’s also a good idea to offer a variety of mixers so your guests have options.
Your Friendsgiving menu should be a reflection of the gathering you’re having and Monark has the appliances to help you do it! You can cook your main dish and your dessert in the Wolf or Miele steam ovens without worrying about cross contamination of flavors. If you keep the previous suggestions in mind, you’ll be able to create an event that your friends will remember for years to come!