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Friendsgiving Recipes on ‘the four’

The Four Thanksgiving

Before we head out on a little Thanksgiving break, we wanted to celebrate Friendsgiving together!

It is when you gather together with your friends over a Thanksgiving meal.

Here’s everyone’s recipes:

Xavier’s Green Beans


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped in half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, mined


  1. Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Cook and stir garlic with green beans until garlic is tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.

Monika’s Quick & Easy Taki Appetizer


  • A bag of Takis
  • Whipped cream cheese
  • Colorful mini peppers
  • Optional – Everything bagel seasoning


  1. Cut the top of the peppers and clean out the seeds from the inside. Cut pepper in half.
  2. Spread a healthy amount of cream cheese onto the inside of the pepper.
  3. Optional – Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning on the cream cheese.
  4. Top off with takis!
  5. Enjoy! 🙂

Lauren’s Mac & Cheese


  • 1 box of elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you like)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cub butter


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water and stir occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bit, 8 minutes or so. Drain
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour , salt and pepper until smooth. Slowly pour milk into butter-flou micture while continuously stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbling–add cheddar cheese to milk mixture and stir until cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes.
  3. Put macaroni into cheese sauce until completely coated
  4. Put mixed macaroni and cheese into a baking pan and bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes to get that ooey gooey baked goodness (but watch the baking so you don’t over cook the macaroni or  burn the cheese)
  5. (optional) add some crush cheezits or bread crumbs on top

Jamie’s Thanksgiving In A Blanket


  • 1 tube of crescent rolls
  • shredded turkey
  • stuffing
  • mashed potatoes
  • corn
  • gravy & cranberry sauce


  1. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll out crescent rolls & top with Thanksgiving leftovers
  3. Roll up and place on baking sheet
  4. Bake 12 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown
  5. Serve with gravy & cranberry on the side


Xavier’s Deep Fried Turkey Rub

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Mix the smoked paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and thyme together in a bowl. Sprinkle the spice rub inside the cavity of the turkey and on the skin. Separate the skin from the breast meat and massage the rub onto the meat with your hands. Put the turkey on a large sheet tray and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours.