thanksgiving dinner at christmas

December 28, 2011 · 13 comments

in dinner, family, food, meals

hey everyone, i moved! sarah learns is now all grown up with its own domain (www.sarahlearns.com/). if you want to continue getting my posts in your reader or email every day, please update your feeds by using those cute little buttons over on the sidebar –> ). thanks! now back to normal blogging…

a couple years ago, my family started a new tradition of having a thanksgiving dinner a couple days before christmas.

 

this started after liz moved to california and she or keith weren’t able to make it back to wisconsin for thanksgiving. even though they would be around for christmas and sometimes new years, we had to make up for them missing thanksgiving and all the good food that goes with it!

this year we continued our tradition of having a second thanksgiving dinner on december 23. sadly, keith couldn’t come this year, but liz, me, my mom, stepdad, brad, and his parents rounded out our dinner party.

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oh, and the animals of course! my mom’s two dogs, hoss and boone, jake and capone, and sunny – liz’s cat.

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we made lots of traditional thanksgiving food – turkey, gravy, stuffing, rolls, cranberry relish, brussels sprouts.

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i filled my plate with some of everything.

i also had plenty of this delicious salad that brad’s mom brought.

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aren’t the salad tossers cute? brad’s sister went to africa in july and she brought those back for her mom. i love them!

after dinner, liz had a special treat for us.

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she busted out her baking and pastry school skills to whip up this cheesecake.

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it was delicious beyond words.

this might have been my favorite thanksgiving dinner at christmas yet!

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i am so happy that i ended up with today off from work too! i thought liz didn’t go back until today and that i’d have to drive her to the airport in the morning, so i took off through today. i have lots of errands, cleaning, and cooking to do today!

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do you ever celebrate holidays twice in one year?

do animals outnumber people in your family?

it’s pretty close in ours!

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Priyanka December 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Congratulations on your move! Going to update my reader now. Love that cheesecake.
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Sarah December 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

thanks priyanka!!! :) the cheesecake was seriously amazing.

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Liz J December 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Yay for thanksgiving in December! :)
http://lizzyslivelyliving.wordpress.com/recipes-2/

The recipe is under Best Ever Cheesecake! :)
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Sarah December 29, 2011 at 8:22 am

thanks for linking to the recipe lady!

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caloricandcrazy December 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

What a simple, clean, and pretty cheesecake =)

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Sarah December 29, 2011 at 8:21 am

i know! my sister did a great job on the cake.

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Jessica December 28, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Everything looks yummy, especially the cheesecake!
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Sarah December 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

it was a tasty meal…especially the cheesecake!

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Shannon from Healthiful Balance December 29, 2011 at 4:43 am

That cake looks amazing! :)
Have a great day!
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Sarah December 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

thanks shannon! my sister linked up to the recipe a couple comments up – it’s delicious! you should try it.

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janetha December 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

LOOK AT ALL THOSE DOGS! love.
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Sarah December 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

it was a zoo. there were as many animals present as there were humans!

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