November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Recipes for People Who Consider Wine a Perfectly Acceptable Side Dish

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Guys, I have a problem. It seems that somewhere along the line, I've managed to acquire at least one friend.

But that's not the problem.

The problem is that as a result, I've been invited to a somewhat spontaneous Thanksgiving potluck this weekend. A "Friendsgiving," if you will. And that is a problem because, well, I don't exactly cook.

You see, my normal strategy for potlucks is to just bring some wine. You know, be that slightly quirky, kinda unconventional girl who everyone pats on the back and says, "Oh you slightly quirky, kinda unconventional girl, you, bringing wine to a potluck. But we love wine so it's perfectly acceptable and we're not at all thinking that you're a 24-year-old lacking essential skills of a functioning adult. No, you're just fun!"

Unfortunately, after skimming through the Google doc yesterday where everyone is supposed to share what they're bringing... I don't think the ol' bottle of wine trick is going to work. No, this is a roasted asparagus and homemade apple crisp type of affair.

In other words, I'm out of my league.

Which is how I ended up here, with this extremely "basic white girl" blog post topic. But you know what? Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I'm sort of desperate.

So in the name of multitasking, here is what I've pinned so far to my "Thanksgiving Recipes for People Who Consider Wine a Perfectly Acceptable Side Dish" Pinterest board. (Yes, I really have that board. And no, Trader Joe's Riesling isn't on it.)

via A Family Feast
Sweet Corn Spoonbread
via Southern Bite
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
via Roxana's Home Baking

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
via Damn Delicious
Mini Garlic Monkey Bread
via The Girl Who Ate Everything
Sweet Potato Casserole
via Baked in Arizona

Cake Batter Confetti Popcorn
via (my girl) Venus Trapped in Mars 

If you want to know which one I'm going to go for, you're going to have to follow me on Instagram to find out. Or, you know, don't if you don't really care.

Besides, I still haven't ruled out the TJ's wine yet. Because adulthood shmadulthood, right?

Honestly, help me. Give me your best (and easiest) Thanksgiving recipes. I mean, who couldn't use a little extra good karma?