Who’s excited for a two-day work week?? This girl!! I love that this week officially kicks off the holiday season. In just a few short days, it will be perfectly acceptable for me to start wrapping Christmas presents, singing along with Michael Buble, and watching ABC Family’s 25 days of Christmas.
Before I get into my weekend fun, I just want to thank Erin for hosting the link-up for this weekend’s snapshots!
This weekend was a busy one with two get togethers with my friends. Friday night started with our inaugural FRIENDSgiving event. I know a lot of you have Friendsgivings as well, but I really think that my group of friends took the meaning of the holiday to heart. You see, we literally put the FRIENDS in Friendsgiving by watching all the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends!
Of course we had the traditional Thanksgiving food too.
I am all for eating Thanksgiving food as much as possible throughout the year.
We even played a Friends trivia game (which taught me that I need to step up my Friends trivia skills for next year). I loved going to my first Friendsgiving. And I love my friends for being awesome and taking the theme literally. We all need some quality Friends time!
On Saturday night, my old boss at the Y put together a little reunion party for everyone who works/worked at the Y. During my time working front desk at the Y, I seriously considered my coworkers to be like family, so it was great to be able to catch up with everyone and eat more great food. Plus, doing your long run on a day when you have a party means you can eat all the yummy food guilt-free!
You know how most people join sororities or whatever in college? Yeah, well these people were my college friends. When you spent as much time together as we did, you can’t help but turn into family.
I’ve got to give a shout out to my friend Dominique (because I know he’s reading). I promise he did have fun with us despite the fact that he looks like he is murdering the camera in both pictures.
Now I’ve got a little treat for y’all which is perfect for any last minute holiday recipes you may be needing. I made a super easy no-bake pumpkin pie for both gatherings this weekend and it was a hit! The pie got rave reviews by everyone even complete strangers and people were wanting me to send them the recipe. I almost hated to because of the fact that it’s so easy. I wanted people to think I spent hours in the kitchen perfecting the masterpiece. Oh, well, my secret is out. So now, I’m sharing the recipe with you, so you can go trick your coworkers, friends or family into thinking you are an awesome baker too!
- 1 pre-made graham cracker crust
- 2 packages of vanilla pudding mix (1.3 oz. size)
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 jar of caramel topping
- 1 cup of pure pumpkin
- 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 8 oz. tub of cool whip (can use whipped cream too)
- 1. Drizzle caramel topping into the crust.
- 2. Mix the milk, pudding mixes, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice with whisk until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of cool whip. Spread filling into crust.
- 3. Top the pie with the remaining cool whip and drizzle caramel on top
- 4. Let the pie refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Favorite Friends Thanksgiving episode?
Pumpkin pie or pecan pie?
Does your group of friends have Friendsgiving?
Are you in charge of making anything for Thanksgiving this year?