Last week I got to kick of the holiday season at the Buzzfeed Tasty Studios here in LA for their Best Friends Friendsgiving Feast flavored by Del Monte®, and hosted by Tiffany Thiessen (Kelly from Saved By The Bell)!
It was such a lovely evening gathering with fellow food lovers, and my foodie best friend @dinewithcaroline with beautiful decor, amazing cocktails, and delicious food. They even had a chalk drawn mural of a turkey that was too cool to look at!
The evening started with us sampling some cocktails, an earl grey Hot Toddy with lemon twist, and a spiked limeade with vodka and mint. The Hot Toddy put me in such the holiday mood, and then afterwards we made our way to the DIY napkin station were we made our own napkin place holders. That was followed by an extremely long and fun photo op at their photo booth. You guys know, me and Caroline LOVE to take a million pictures. We never pass up a photo op, lol.
Dinner stared shortly after that, and man was it AMAZING! Just like a true Thanksgiving Dinner we sat at the table family style, and passed all the delicious dishes around. We enjoyed fresh and flavorful dishes featuring Del Monte’s quality veggies. My favorite of the night hands down was the green bean casserole, Made with Del Monte® Blue Lake Cut Green Beans! Del Monte has been the trusted vegetable brand for families since 1886, and it was so nice to attend a dinner that uses the same brand that we use at home all the time. Super fresh, because Del Monte veggies are packed with only water and a dash of sea salt.
Some other dishes I enjoyed from the night was Tasty’s Cheddar Chipotle Cornbread, the herb brined and roasted mary’s organic turkey breast, and the roasted sweet potato wedges. I can say for sure two dishes that will be making their way on to my Thanksgiving menu this year will be the cheddar chipotle cornbread, and the Cheddar and Chile Green Bean Casserole with Del Monte® Blue Lake Cut Green Beans! So good!
Of course dinner was followed by dessert, and we got two try two of Tiffany Thiessen’s pies! She made a pecan pie, and a cream cheese pie (both super delicious)! There were some other sweets to nibble on too!
During the evening we were encouraged to post to social media using their hashtags of the night, #TastyFriendsgiving and tagging @delmonte and @buzzfeedtasty as Del Monte will be donating 100lbs of food per post (up to 10,000 lbs) to Feeding America! Amazing right?! This donation is still going on so over the next few weeks whenever you post your food pics on social media be sure to use the hashtag and tag both @delmonte and @buzzfeedtasty so that we can get 10,000 lbs of food donated to Feeding America! The Best Friends Friendsgiving Feast was such an awesome time, and I’m glad I got to share the evening with so many great people! This time of year is really special, and even if you won’t be able to share it with family, don’t forget about the many friends you’ve made along the way! Happy Holidays! xX
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