The best part of Thanksgiving is all of the Friendsgiving parties you have the weeks leading up to the big day. In my opinion, Friendsgivings are almost better – more turning up, less judgement from family members, etc.
Whether you’re hosting or an attendee – you definitely want to impress your friends with a great dish. My favorite thing to do is to make Friendsgiving a little more casual – with the same delicious taste of Thanksgiving. Try these Friendsgiving Finger Foods for your meal!
Mini Sheperd’s Pie
- 1 Box of Refrigerated Pie Crusts
- 1/2 Pound Prepared Ground Beef Mixture (Add 1 Small Chopped Onion, Salt & Pepper, and 1.5 Cups Frozen Veggies)
- 3 Cups of Prepared Mashed Potatoes
Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll each pie crust to 12 inches in diameter. Cut 6 rounds from each crust. Gently press rounds into 12 muffin cups. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Fill each cup about 1/4 of the way with the ground beef mixture. Top with 2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes. Bake 20-25 minutes
Pair with: Wicked Cabernet Sauvignon
- 6 Large Hard Boiled Eggs, Peeled
- 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 1.5 Tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish
- 1 Teaspoon Spicy Mustard
- Salt & Pepper
Directions: Slice the eggs in half the long way and remove the yolks carefully with a spoon. In a bowl, mash the yolks together with the mayo, relish, mustard, salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture evenly into the 12 egg white halves, and garnish with paprika.
Pair With: Wicked Sauvignon Blanc
Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 16 Spears of Trimmed Asparagus
- 16 Slices Proscuitto
Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with the olive oil. Wrap a piece of proscuitto around each asparagus spear. Bake for 5 minutes, turn each spear over, and bake another 5 minutes.
Pair With: Wicked Pinot Noir
Caprese Salad Skewers
- 1 Container Small Mozzarella Balls
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil Leaves
- Balsamic Glaze
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
On Toothpicks, place the mozzarella, followed by a basil leave, and lastly the tomato. Lay all of the skewers on a baking sheet and pour balsamic glaze and olive oil over every skewer. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pait With: Wicked Chardonnay
I saved the main course – and the easiest – for last. Trader Joe’s has GREAT frozen Turkey Meatballs. They also have a BOMB turkey gravy thats already prepared! Heat the meatballs as per the directions, and heat up the gravy. Toss the gravy in a bowl with the heated meatballs. Add a toothpick to each meatball, and garnish with parsely or scallions.
Pair With: Wicked Merlot
PLEASE NOTE: The wine pairings are not a suggestion, but a necessity. Friendsgiving should have a heavy focus on wine.
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