You may be familiar with a little show that used to be on the air called Friends. I guess you could say I'm a big fan. I only make Friends references in the majority of my posts. And my friend Annie and I have entire conversations using only lines from Friends. We are in agreement that the Thanksgiving episodes are some of the best of the series, and definitely some of the most memorable.
For the past few years, Annie and I have been talking about how much fun it would be to get together and watch all the Thanksgivings, then cook all the food from those episodes. We decided this was the year, and I planned a last minute trip to Indy for the weekend.
And then came back to Annie's house to do what we love most - spending the day cooking together!
Here is our Friendsgiving Feast. If you can catch all these references, consider yourself a true Friends fan :)
Three Types of Potatoes:
Mashed Potatoes with Lumps
Mashed Potatoes with Peas and Onions
Tater Tots (get a little turkey, cranberry sauce, a tot)
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows in Concentric Circles (these also doubled as Brad Pitt's yams)
Monica's Righteous Mac and Cheese
Rachel's Traditional English Trifle (you know we had to!)
I know what you're all curious about. That infamous trifle. Here's what we had. A layer of lady fingers, jam, custard, raspberries, more ladyfingers, beef sautéed with peas and onions, another layer of custard, bananas, and whipped cream. So how did it taste? Well, I wouldn't say that it tasted like feet, but more like your dessert got mixed up with your main dish. I didn't finish my portion, but Annie's husband Ben got seconds. Beef? Good. Custard? Good. Jam? Goooooood.
This was easily one of the most fun projects I've taken on, and it was pretty amazing to get to do so with one of my best friends. We had an absolutely perfect weekend, and I loved getting to spend so much time with Annie and her family.
Whether you're spending Thanksgiving welcoming hot dancers to the new world or hiding out from your family because they think you have VD (both Joey), or maybe proving your friendship by hanging out inside a huge box (Chandler), I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!