Monday, November 19, 2012

casual dining, wisco style

Move over Secret Santa; Friendsgiving is the hot new holiday. Why limit your group(s) of friends to one special gathering this holiday season? Host a Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner – an amazing idea conceived by one of our bestest friends, Lauren. Lauren hosted 14 of our nearest and dearest college friends and prepared the following menu:
Roasted Chicken with Fresh Vegetables from the Farmers’ Market
Mashed Potatoes
Zucchini with Parmesan
Artichoke Hearts
Lots of Wine

Guests Contributed:
Mimi’s Cornflakes Chicken Cutlets (Thank you Alex.)
Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Shell Pasta (Thank you Daniel.)
Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Salad, Minus the Feta for Me (Thanks again Alex.)
Cheeses and Crackers (From Yours Truly and My Man, Purchased at Citarella.) 
Apple Pie (Only half burnt and still perfect. Thank you Jacki.)
Momofuku Cookies (Thank you Charlie.)
Ice Cream (Thanks again Jacki.)
Chocolate Rugelach (You’re welcome.)
Tate’s Cookies (You’re welcome.)

The food and wine were really delicious. But my favorite part of the evening – besides the company of course – was the dress code. Our beloved friend Danny came to the party prepared with construction paper, and he hand-constructed special hats for everyone. It was awesome.
[Alex & Danny]
Happy Friendsgiving!

P.S. Speaking of wearing construction paper hats... I participated in a Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training this past weekend. It was a BLAST and I can’t wait to help kids get their yoga on!


  1. Friendsgiving was my idea! I suggested to Laur and she jumped on it quicker than the Pilgrims' devastation of the natives' land. I do fully take credit for these ingeeeenious hats. Happy T-Day!

  2. Daniel Craig I just love your comment! Thank you for conceiving the idea of Friendsgiving AND for constructing those beautiful hats. Happy T-Day! xoxo


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