Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays throughout the year when you have the excuse to take a page out of Joey’s book, put on your stretchy pants, and lounge around all day eating delicious food. Whether you celebrate with family, friends, or both, it’s the perfect time to get together to enjoy each other’s company.
This year, our ENLIGHTENED HQ family decided to coordinate a Friendsgiving potluck to celebrate together! We cooked dishes to suit a wide variety of palates, dietary needs, and lifestyles and swapped recipes and family traditions. Follow along to read more about what everyone brought to our company Friendsgiving on this festive edition of “What We Ate Wednesday!”
“Anytime I’m cooking with friends, I always love to bring some Italian flavors into the mix! Layers of mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic–you can’t go wrong!”
Evan, Food Stylist & Creative Producer
Pigs in a Blanket
“My mom makes these as an appetizer for all of our family gatherings. They’re a classic for us, and I wanted to share them with my ENLIGHTENED team members!”
Rachel, Sales Coordinator
Bacon Wrapped Dates
“Everyone likes a lil something sweet and a lil something salty, so I wanted to make a dish that encompasses both! I’ve enjoyed these at other get-togethers and they’re always a hit–this Friendsgiving wasn’t an exception.“
Alex, Content Marketing Manager
Potatoes Au Gratin
“I made a Gratin Dauphinois, a typical French dish with potatoes, cream, and gruyère. My mom made it all the time growing up, so I wanted to see if I could recreate it for our Friendsgiving! I think it turned out pretty well; it’s definitely a comfort dish, so it’s perfect for the holidays and colder weather.”
Caroline, Community Manager
Butternut Squash Casserole
“As a ketogenic dieter, I’m always on the hunt for something that’s (relatively) low carb but still seasonal. A couple years back, I stumbled on a butternut squash casserole recipe, and I reached nirvana.
I’m also a huge cheese lover, and I used the squash as a vehicle for herbed goat cheese, gruyère and Swiss. Yummmyyyyyyy!”
Brian, Director of Digital Strategy
Nutella-stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookies
“I made nutella-stuffed snickerdoodles. I wanted to bake cookies that are delicious with a festive surprise inside!!”
Ashley, Creative Direction Manager
“Oreo truffles are my go-to potluck treat. They’re usually a safe bet because they’re so chocolatey and sweet. It’s an added plus that the recipe only calls for 3 ingredients!”
Tori, Community Coordinator
At the end of the day, we left the office happy and full. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
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