7 Easy Steps To Hosting A Successful Friendsgiving!

November 01, 2019

7 Easy Steps To Hosting A Successful Friendsgiving!

There comes a point in everyone's life when holiday hosting duties become an inherited tradition. Holidays are a time for family, and friends are the family you choose,  so it's no wonder why Friendsgiving has grown in popularity!  Friendsgiving is the perfect stepping stone for those who have recently started their own family to have the opportunity of giving hosting duties a test run before officially taking the reigns for the real deal! So We’ve decided to walk you through 7 easy steps to ensure a successfully hosting a gathering to be thankful for!

Step 1.

When choosing your bird, it's important to know how many guest you are inviting in advance. As a general rule of thumb, a pound of turkey per person will feed all your guests! If you are planning for left overs, adding another 1/2 pound per person is a safe bet. It's better to have too much than too little!

Step 2.

You can anticipate spending a lot of time in the kitchen the day of the celebration, so make sure to get all your major cleaning done at least a week before your gathering! Cleaning in advance will mean you will only have to do minimal spot cleaning that day and can focus on all the cooking!

Step 3.

THAW YOUR BIRD! First timers often underestimate the amount of time it takes to defrost a turkey. The easiest way to thaw out your turkey is in your refrigerator. You can expect to need 24 hours for every 5 pounds, so a 10 lbs bird will take two full days of thawing. The next biggest rookie mistake. Once your bird is thawed, many newbies forget to remove the neck and giblets.

Step 4.

Prepping all your veggies the night before will help save you time! By having everything chopped and portioned in advanced, it becomes a matter of throwing your ingredients together and cooking your meal!  

Step 5.

Writing out a schedule prioritizing the recipes that have longer cooking times will help you organize yourself. Keeping to your schedule will guarantee your feast will be ready by the desired time as well as make sure your other dishes don't get cold while you wait for something else to cook!

Step 6.

Enjoy your meal! This one is pretty self explanatory. Once you've done the work of creating the perfect Friendsgiving dinner you can relax and revel in the fruit of your labor!

Step 7.

Often, Friendsgiving invites remind guests to bring their own containers. However, make sure to use ones that you are willing to part with because let's face it, those things never make it back home. Send your guest home with some leftovers which will help cut down on clean up.

Another useful hack for easy clean up is to trade in the china for paperware! You don't have to sacrifice style for convenience. 

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