Friends-giving

Hey y’all! I wanted to share something super awesome that my roommates and I decided to do this year before we all went home for thanksgiving. We decided to have a huge pre-thanksgiving dinner, and boy was it amazing! Everyone made a different dish and once it was all put together, it was by far the best meal I’ve had in college yet.

This is super fun to do, for multiple reasons. It gives you a chance to bond with your roommates. Whether you and your roommates are best friends, or were complete randoms like mine were, bonding in the kitchen is always a good time!

Alright well lets get down to it!

For our main course, Kelsey made Brisket:

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  • 4 lb brisket
  • Season with salt, pepper, and garlic salt
  • Wrap in foil with the fat on the top
  • Cook at 350 degrees for 3 hours

For the sides, we made Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, and Mac and Cheese

Green Bean Casserole

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  • Use four cups of green beans and put them into a tin like the one we used
  • Add 1 can of Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup, 3/4 cup of milk, and pepper
  • Once that is all mixed together, add half of your french fried onions (2/3 cups)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Stir the cooked mixture and top it with the remaining 2/3 cup of fried onions
  • Bake for 5 more minutes or until it’s crispy!

Sweet Potato Casserole

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  • Combine sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat
  • Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves
  • Pour over potatoes that are already in the baking sheet and toss to coat them.
  • Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes
  • After that is done, take the potatoes out and increase the oven temp to 500 degrees
  • Top potatoes with marshmallows and nuts
  • Return to the oven and bake until marshmallows begin to melt and nuts begin to brown (3 minutes)

Here is Michelle and her homemade Mac and Cheese

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  • Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
  • Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

For this recipe in detail, go here

LAST but not LEAST, is dessert 🙂

We kept it pretty simple when it came to the dessert but it was definitely still enjoyable!

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Store bought brownies and icing cookies, always turn out to be a good idea! 🙂

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And there you have it people! Our Friends-giving Feast! As we were all in the kitchen cooking up this meal, I realized how thankful I am for my roommates. I moved to this city brand new at the beginning of the year. I moved into this house of girls who I knew absolutely nothing about other than the fact that they were all best friends, and I had no idea what to expect. But I took the risk and not only have they been some of the best roommates I could live with, they became some of my really close friends really fast. And I’m forever grateful for that!

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