Last year's feast was really good, but this year's was amazingly so (like "if you-could-whip-this-up-I-would-go-to-your-house-every-year-without-fail" good). Here's what was on the menu:
For pre-dining bar snacks, there was a Creamy Chipotle Spinach Dip with Gordita Shell Dippers and Ghost Chili Maple Spiced Nuts.
There were a number of family-style sides including:
Mountain Dew Sangrita Blast Cranberry Relish - this one tasted almost alcoholic to me, probably due to the Sangrita Blast.
Peppered Pan Turkey Gravy - a little bit too much black pepper here; it was actually quite spicy.
Quick-Caramelized Brussel Sprouts Topped with Chalupa Shell Gremolata - one of the diners thought this was too busy but I really enjoyed this one as well; the Chalupa shells gave some crunch to the seasoned greens.
Here's how everything came together on one plate:
Finishing it all up with dessert, there was a Cinnamon Twist Ice Cream Sundae (below) with Aztec Chocolate Sauce (not pictured):
Overall, this year's Friendsgiving Feast focused more on each dish rather than an emphasis on signature Taco Bell flavors, which probably lends more relevance and inspiration to your own Thanksgiving meal.