December 4, 2011

Happy Thankschristmukkah


Last night we kicked off the holiday season with our second annual Thankschristmukkah party. 

Hosted at our friends Jenny and Jeremy’s house, it’s a time when all of our friends, locally, gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.  This year, since it fell on my birthday, we added Happy to the name and even had a cake! 



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We have the best friends.  We love any excuse to get together and throw a shin-dig, but this gathering is always extra special and seems to officially get us all into the seasonal spirit.




Good friends, food, football (Go Badgers) and lots of fun.




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The festivities are always interesting, however for the food, the Thanksgiving-like spread was delicious.  Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, latkes, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, corn casserole, stuffing, and more.


I was in charge of the sweet potato casserole that is so yummy.  My mom’s friend, Cyndee, brings it every year to our family Thanksgiving and was kind enough to share the recipe with me. 

It could double as a dessert and is super easy.



Sweet Potato Casserole

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For the filling:

2 lg. cans sweet potatoes

3/4 C granulated sugar

1/2 C melted butter (1 stick)

2 eggs

1 t vanilla

1/3 C milk


1 1/2 C chopped pecans

1/2 C brown sugar

1/4 C flour

2 1/2 T melted butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Drain and mash sweet potatoes in a large bowl.  Add the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk and mash with a fork.  Transfer into a 9x13 in baking dish.

In a separate bowl, stir together the topping ingredients.  Spread on top of sweet potato mixture.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Delish!



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