The Thanksgiving season is not only for family gatherings. Many people enjoy having a separate gathering’s for friends called Friendsgiving. Friendsgiving is about coming together, creating lasting memories, and indulging in delicious food. But if you’re not blessed in the cooking department? Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic contributions to bring to the Friendsgiving table and don’t require any cooking skills.
Friendsgiving Contributions For The Culinary Challenged
Artisanal Cheese Board
Impress your friends with a beautifully curated cheese board. Visit your local grocery store or specialty shop to choose an array of cheeses, crackers, and some dried fruits. Consider adding a touch of sophistication with a jar of honey or fig jam. Arrange everything artfully on a wooden board, and voila – an instant hit.
Gourmet Dips and Chips
Skip the hassle of cooking and opt for high-quality dips and chips. Grab some hummus, spinach and artichoke dip, or buffalo chicken dip from your favorite deli. Pair them with an assortment of tortilla chips, pita chips, and veggie sticks. It’s a foolproof way to please the crowd without lifting a finger in the kitchen.
Put a twist on the traditional charcuterie board this Friendsgiving by creating individual charcuterie cones. Fill waffle cones with slices of salami, prosciutto, and cheese. Add some grapes or cherry tomatoes for a burst of freshness. Not only is it easy to assemble, but it’s also a unique and visually appealing contribution.
Colorful Fruit Salad
Bring a burst of freshness to the table with a vibrant fruit salad. Choose a variety of seasonal fruits, such as berries, melons, and citrus. Toss them together in a large bowl and drizzle with a touch of honey or lime juice. This refreshing dish will balance out the richness of the Thanksgiving feast.
Dessert is a must at Friendsgiving, and you don’t need to be a pastry chef to contribute. Pick up a selection of store-bought pies, such as pumpkin, apple, or pecan, from your local bakery or grocery store. To add a personal touch, consider bringing along a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Sippin’ Pretty with Signature Cocktails
Shake things up at your Friendsgiving gathering with a signature cocktail that screams your style. Grab some pre-made mixers, sparkling water, and your favorite spirits. Mix up a batch of sangria, a fruity punch, or a mocktail masterpiece. Serve it in glamorous glasses and let the sipping and chatting commence.