Friendsgiving brunch with my favorite chicas

As you know, I have a sweet love and appreciation for Thanksgiving- a time that is strictly about family and friends, traditions, togetherness, and of course, the star of the show… food.

On Thursday, a big group of my family and friends will be coming together share our Thanksgiving meal. But I wanted to carve out some time with my nearest and dearest girlfriends before the big day to share a meal, and give thanks for the deep friendships and bonds we have formed through the years. 15181257_10154803736137474_2165906126094205104_n

This year I decided to host a little “Thankful for my chicas” potluck brunch complete with good food, mimosas, time to catch up on each other’s lives and a little something special to take home at the end. 


I typically will host an event potluck style. Not only does it make my life easier (after all, hosting can be a lot of work!), but I also get to try my friend’s recipes, which is alway fun since I have so many talented foodie friends! We had SO many wonderful things to eat at this gathering! From pasta salads, pastries and breakfast souffles, to a fresh fruit salad, grilled chicken and tiramisu- this was truly a friendsgiving feast! 

I made simple croissant tea sandwiches that turned out delicious! They were SO easy to make and can be the perfect addition to a pre or post Thanksgiving day brunch. The recipe can be found at the end of the post. 

I also created little snack bags to send each chica home with once brunch was over. mix

Each bag was filled with treats and goodies- each having their own special significance- and I attached the poem below to the back of each baggie. hipster-loft

Every day I thank my lucky stars for the amazing friends that I have in my life. I couldn’t ask for a better group of women to call my best friends, and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with each and every one!

Croissant Tea sandwiches
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
  1. 12 mini croissants
  2. 1/2lb thinly sliced smoked turkey
  3. 8oz Rodelle garlic and herb spreadable cheese
  4. 2 cups baby greens (I used Organic girl baby kale)
  5. 1 honeycrisp apple
  6. 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  1. Thinly slice the apple and set aside.
  2. Using a serrated knife, slice each croissant open just enough to fill with ingredients, not all the way through.
  3. Spread both sides of the inside of the croissant with Rodelle cheese.
  4. Lay apple slice and 2 folded slices of turkey in the croissant.
  5. Top spread a small amount of apricot preserves on the turkey, and then top with a few fresh greens.
  6. Serve cool or at room temperature.


4 thoughts on “Friendsgiving brunch with my favorite chicas

  1. What a wonderful time we had!! Thank you so much for your hospitality and thoughtfulness. I love the woman you have become!!

  2. And don’t forget yummy fried potatoes 😉 Thank you so much for a wonderful time! I am going to have to make a trip to Pane Rustica for those delicious brownie cookies and thanks for the passion fruit mimosa that I will forever remember you for! 🙂 The parting gift and notecard was so dope!!



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