‘Tis the season for overdosing on pumpkin pie, spiked apple cider and attending way too many Thanksgiving parties. Hosting a friends-giving where all your friends can gather together and eat basic fall food seems like a good idea. But trying to throw this nice evening on a budget, with your limited kitchen resources, and with the crazy schedules of all your friends leads to obvious road bumps.

If anyone can share in our frustration of throwing and Friendsgiving, it is the Friends matriarch herself, Monica Geller.

You decide to host a friendsgiving.

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Because you are obviously the cook in the friend group.

You can’t wait to show off your cooking skills to your friends.

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But your friends could care less. They are just excited to not have to eat in the dining hall tonight.

You start cooking, but you burn your first batch of pies.

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They better not complain about eating burnt crust.

So you call your bestie to come help cook.

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And possibly help prevent you from attacking someone who insults your food.

But all she does is bug you instead of helping.

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Can you please stop putting the marshmallows in my face, and start putting them on the sweet potatoes?

And, turns out she has no idea how to read recipes.

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I mean, seriously. Can you help less?

You just decide to rely on your kickass skills to pull this friends-giving through.

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You’ve got this. Just believe.

Your friends eat all your food in five minutes flat.

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Looks like all that trouble was worth it. But did anyone leave any for me?

In the end, everyone loves dinner and has a great time.

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Time to fist-pump.

Happy Friendsgiving!

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