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Posts for November 11th 2012
Thanksgiving may be the tastiest day of the year, so why celebrate it only once? Instead, plan a Friendsgiving party, a meal where flavor trumps fuss and drama is not allowed. The only necessary ingredients are implied: your second family (friends). Beyond that, look to these recipes, which fall into at least one of these categories: supersimple, make-ahead, or easily transportable (so as to divvy up the responsibilities within your group of friends).
The Normandy Cocktail
Friendsgiving is not Friendsgiving without booze, and lots of it. If you're a cocktail aficionado, shake up easy yet impressive cranberry-apple Calvados cocktails, otherwise ample beer and wine are the way to go. Our top pick? Sparkling wine or Prosecco (or even the champagne of beers)— its light flavor and effervescence plays nicely with everything from cheese to stuffing.
Leave elaborate appetizers for the big day and instead set out a simple cheese plate — preferably with this four-ingredient (including crackers for serving) caramel-topped brie at its center. Spiced nuts are an excellent low-fuss alternative or addition: make your own or pick up a bag at Trader Joe's (their rosemary Marcona almonds are a standout).