We have all heard of Thanksgiving, but Friendsgiving is the new kid in town. A traditional Thanksgiving meal, except with friends, this meal is traditionally served the weekend before or after Turkey Day. Whether you are a Friendsgiving newbie, or an old pro, here are 10 rules to make your party the best yet.


  1. The host makes the turkey.
  2. Send out old-school paper invites.
  3. Be mindful of dietary restrictions (and talk to you Hy-Vee dietitian for suggestions).
  4. The most reliable friend brings the appetizers.
  5. Potatoes and stuffing are a MUST!
  6. It’s okay if the cranberries come from a can.
  7. Desserts!!!
  8. Set a proper table.
  9. Everyone brings wine… one person brings whiskey.
  10. Choose a friend with good taste in music to DJ.

Most importantly, here is how to ROAST the BEST turkey of your life!


About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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