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Friendsgiving 2019

It is that time of year! To eat a lot of food and spend quality time with your family. Whether you consider family to be those related to you or the group of people you see every day, Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, let’s say thanks and eat some food!

I was lucky enough to convince friends from work to allow me to record our scheduled Friendsgiving as an episode of My Tiny Cook Spot. Everyone contributed and some were nice enough to write their recipes down for me to share here. Listen in HERE if you have not already.

First, we have the dish Zorgie introduced us to and we all had a hand in making: Pandebono or Pan de Bono, which is a type of Colombian bread. It was warm, cheesy and since it was made in an air fryer they were so light!

She also made and shared the recipe for her Chicken Croquettes.

Victoria brought tangy and sweet mini turkey sandwiches, layered with goat cheese and cranberries on small buns. Trust me. Try this combo!

She also wowed us with dessert, French Silk Pie! A silky smooth pie her mom always made which she was kind enough to write down for me! Get ready for layers of chocolate and whipped cream all nestled in an oreo cookie crust.

But, Kate! What did you bring? I was GOING to bring my pearl onions, a recipe you can find HERE, which is a favorite in the Schmeck/Hughes household. BUT I was thwarted at the grocery store and could not for the life of me find pearl onions. So, I dug deep and whipped up a Pulled Pork Dip using leftover pulled pork form one of my other recipes HERE.

That sounds great, Kate. I want some. Where do I find that recipe?

GREAT question! This recipe is part of a fun reward system on my PATREON site, by showing your support here you are able to unlock awesome things like bonus recipes including cheesy yummy pork dip! So, go check that out.

Pomegranate Thyme Fizz

Makes a Pitcher, 8 servings

Preparing for this Friendsgiving was a whirlwind of not doing what I set out to. For a long time, I have wanted to work with figs in a cocktail. The season for this fruit is really short and they are a pain to find in a regular grocery store.

Until one day, randomly I found two cartons for figs at a small market I frequent. I was over the moon and literally stood there debating buying them or waiting. You see Friendsgiving was still a week away and I was worried that if I purchased them now they would go bad. So I waited.

Apparently, it was a poor choice because when I went back my dreams were crushed and they were nowhere to be found. So I improvised, POMEGRANATES! Also a mid to late fall fruit and would be nice and refreshing for a heavy meal.

For Thyme Water

  • 2C Water

  • .25oz of Thyme (half of a box)

  • Juice from Half a Lemon

  • ¼ C Sugar

For Batch Cocktail

  • Seeds from One Pomegranate

  • 2C Thyme Water

  • 1 ½ C Vodka

  • 4C Seltzer

In a small pot combine water, lemon, and sugar. Heat on medium until the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat. Add the thyme leaves to gently steep for about 10-15 minutes. If you would like a heavier flavor you can let it sit for longer but we do not want it to go to the point of being bitter. Remove leaves, allow to cool, and transfer to an airtight container.

Now let’s assemble!

In the pitcher add your pomegranate seeds and muddle away. Pour in your thyme water, vodka, and top with seltzer. I did not add ice to the pitcher, who wants a watered-down cocktail the longer the whole thing sits? Keep ice handy and add to individual glasses. Do not forget to garnish with sprigs of thyme!

Have a happy Thanksgiving! What would I find on your table?

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