All-in-one guide for hosting a Friendsgiving feast: perfectly roasted chicken, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes, maple balsamic roasted veggies, & bourbon pumpkin pie!
Friendsgiving Party Guide
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs
 

All-in-one guide for hosting a Friendsgiving feast: perfectly roasted chicken, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes, maple balsamic roasted veggies, & bourbon pumpkin pie!

Course: Cakes & Pies, Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 600 kcal
Recipe: Mountain Cravings
Ingredients
Produce
  • 2 lb. acorn squash
  • 2 lb. brussels sprouts
  • 1 1/2 lb. beets
  • 4 lb. russet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme
Meat
  • 4-5 lb. whole chicken
Dairy
  • 22 T. butter
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 5 oz. parmesan
  • 4 eggs
Baking
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Spices
  • 3 T. kosher salt
  • 2 T. black pepper
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. ginger
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
Other
  • 2 cups garlic or vegetable broth
  • 15 oz. pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
Alcohol
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 T. vodka
Instructions
The Day Before
  1. Prepare the pie crust dough.

The Morning Of
  1. Make bourbon pumpkin pie. Let cool on the counter.

  2. Make garlic parmesan mashed potatoes. Cover and refrigerate.

  3. Make vegetarian gravy. Cover and refrigerate.

  4. Cut vegetables for maple balsamic roasted veggies.

Two Hours Before
  1. Preheat oven to 500°.

  2. Spatchcock your chicken and roast at 500°. When chicken is done, tent loosely with foil and set the pan aside.

  3. Reduce oven to 350°.

One Hour Before
  1. Make maple balsamic glaze, toss veggies in glaze, and roast at 350°.

  2. Cover mashed potatoes and gravy tightly with foil and place in the oven to warm while the veggies roast.

  3. Make bourbon maple whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate.

Ready to Eat
  1. Remove everything from the oven, then place the uncovered chicken on the top rack. Broil for 5-7 minutes to crisp the skin; keep an eye on it so the herbs don't burn.

  2. Carve the chicken, saving the carcass for broth.

Notes

All "The Morning Of" prep work could also be done the day before if that's more convenient.