Friendsgiving in April

When I was in college, my roommates and I decided to do a Thanksgiving in March celebration.  Now mind you…only one of us (not me…the fact that I cook still surprises some of my college friends) knew how to cook a thing and the rest of us were easily able to provide some sort of prepackaged food which was enjoyed in our stretchiest pants.  I know that somewhere I have a picture of us all proud and enjoying this dinner but I can’t find it anywhere.  You’ll have to settle with this college Hanukkah celebration photo instead : )


Fast forward many, many years to the BOY and I hosting our first Thanksgiving.  When all was done and the BOY’s first turkey devoured and raved about, he looked at me and said ‘This is fun…why do we only do this one time every year?’.  Not wanting to wait, we decided to invite our friends over for a Friendsgiving in March celebration that due to busy spring schedules was rescheduled to last night.


The BOY made turkey and I did a simple cheese plate appetizer.  Everyone arrived with arms full of delicious Thanksgiving classics.


The weather was gorgeous and so we got to enjoy being outside for the first time in a long time!


When it came time for dinner, the BOY pulled his beautiful turkey off the grill, and everyone heated up their colorful sides.  We, of course, took a moment to say what we were thankful for before diving RIGHT in.



We had pie for dessert and the entire evening was really fun and a huge success!  I’d say a new tradition was born…

10 thoughts on “Friendsgiving in April

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. We BBQ ‘d a turkey for Easter – I really didn’t want the traditional ham. I think turkeys on the BBQ are so good.
    I love the idea of doing Thanksgiving anytime of the year.

    • I love the idea of doing turkey for Easter. The grill makes everything better and spring is the perfect time to bust it back out. Hope you are enjoying all of this sunshine : )

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