7 Dishes You Need To Make For The Perfect ‘Friendsgiving’ Feast

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It’s no secret Thanksgiving is one of the most glorious days of the year. I mean, seriously: How could you not love a day that’s entirely dedicated to stuffing your face with any delicious home-cooked treats your heart desires? If you’re planning on embracing adulthood by skipping out on grandma’s house in order to host your own festive feast, you’re in luck. Last week, we showed you how to host the ultimate Friendsgiving dinner party on Elite Daily’s Facebook Live.

It’s no secret Thanksgiving is one of the most glorious days of the year. I mean, seriously: How could you not love a day that’s entirely dedicated to stuffing your face with any delicious home-cooked treats your heart desires? If you’re planning on embracing adulthood by skipping out on grandma’s house in order to host your own festive feast, you’re in luck. Last week, we showed you how to host the ultimate Friendsgiving dinner party on Elite Daily’s Facebook Live.

If you weren’t able to tune in for our Friendsgiving dinner demo, let me fill you in on all the delicious deets.

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New York’s very own Riviera Caterers stopped by the Elite Daily office and showed us how to put a modern spin on some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

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From finger-friendly apps that are perfect for entertaining to pint-sized sweets, Riviera Caterers gave us all sorts of mouthwatering menu ideas that are guaranteed to make your dinner party simply unforgettable. Check out below to see some next level Friendsgiving recipes.

1. Cornbread

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Ingredients:

1 cup bread flour
1 cup pastry flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp oil
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp honey butter

Directions:

  1. Whisk eggs, sugar, milk and oil together in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add dry ingredient to wet ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Pour batter into cast iron skillet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, until cornbread is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately top with honey butter.

2. Roasted Carrots And Brussels Sprouts

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Ingredients:

1 lb carrots
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
6 sprigs thyme
1/2 tbsp Shabazi spice
4 cups Brussels sprouts, leaves separated
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts

Directions:

  1. Toss carrots with oil, Shabazi spice, salt, pepper and thyme.
  2. Cook carrots in cast iron pan until medium golden brown on the outside.
  3. Transfer carrots to roasting rack on a sheet tray.
  4. Bake carrots in the oven at 425 degrees until tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. Toast hazelnuts in the oven at 325 degrees until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet. Add Brussels sprout leaves and cook for one minute.
  7. To plate, place carrots on platter. Then, top with Brussels sprouts leaves and garnish with toasted hazelnuts.

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