Look! Annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner

Look! Annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner

Heather Blaha
Nov 26, 2008

Every year, our friends Joe and Kristin have an annual *early* Thanksgiving dinner for friends, exactly one week before the official holiday. Last Thursday night we gathered at their condo (they just moved in) for a potluck including some traditional items and some surprises: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, cheese puff pastries, enchilada casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry cheesecake, wine...and simple, beautiful centerpieces made with green apples and cranberries.

A pink pot that's been in Kristin's family for years, filled with amazing roasted vegetables
The best cheese puff pastries I've ever had; must get recipe soon.
Not one but two casseroles: enchilada and a great version of the green bean casserole

We're wondering what other non-traditional Thanksgiving traditions are out there - whether they fall on the actual day or a different day. What traditions have you started or kept going among your family and friends?

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