At the beginning of this month, I hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner for our closest friends. A few days later, I learned that this celebration was pretty common and it was called, Friendsgiving. But one of my dearest friends', dubbed it Fakesgiving, and it stuck with us. #FakesgivinginAustin as my sister-in-law likes to call it, who came down all the way from NYC!

I kept it simple and homemade. Used what I had from the dishes, to the silverware, to the napkins to the serving platters. Prepped most of the dishes ahead of time, moved furniture around, rented an extra round table and with the help of friends at the last minute, pulled it off. We ate, drank and laughed!


Butterflied, Roasted Garlic Bourbon Turkey

Maple Honey Pecan Crusted Slow-Cooked Salmon

Apple Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Turkey Neck Gravy with Bacon Drippings

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

Kale, Pomegranate and Ricotta Salata with Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette

Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Brandy

Rolls from Central Market


Classic Apple Pie

Pumpkin Dessert Squares

Coconut Flan Pie

Buttermilk Pecan Pie

Amy's Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream

Centerpieces: White pumpkins from Sweet Berry Farm. Pine cones, pumpkins and acorns from Michaels. Votives are mercury glass. Handmade tablerunner.

Dinnerware: Bistro Collection from Sur La Table.

Tablelinens: Cloth Napkins from Pottery Barn.

Round Table and Black Tablecloth Rental: American Party Rental

Cake Plate Stand, 12" Milk Glass: Mockingbird Domestics

Invitation Image: inStatus App from iTunes

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