Checking out a day early to go play with Lucy, drink wine with Joe, and prep for my favorite holiday tomorrow. We’re making my traditional hot baked spinach and artichoke dip, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert (Joe’s annual favorite — I only make them on Thanksgiving, primarily because the recipe calls for two sticks of butter), and this year, a Greek lasagna. In case you’re new around these parts, Joe and I love Thanksgiving best because we typically stay here in SF, and it’s just us, so we use it as an excuse to make something decadent and delicious that we normally would never splurge on calorically. Cue the lasagna. 86 the turkey. This year, we’ll have a couple friends over to join in on the fun. It’s going to be awesome.

Friday I’m hosting my 2nd annual Thanksmas party, which is quickly becoming another fave part of Thanksgiving weekend. The premise is local friends (and sometimes Thanksgiving orphans) get together for a night of leftovers, spiked cider, Christmas carols, wine, and even a little tree decorating. So. fun. Thanksmas has one foot in Thanksgiving (the leftovers), and one foot in the holidays (everything else). Hence the name. But you already got it.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone! See you in a few days. Canadian and beyond friends — enjoy the peace and quiet in blogland.

{Image Credits: Jonathon Kambouris for Bon Appetit}



  1. christin said: replied:

    oh that just sounds delightful! i really like the thanksmas idea!

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  2. Catfish & Caviar said: replied:

    Happy Thanksgiving a day early! Thanksmas is a fabulous idea!

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  3. The Yuppie Files said: replied:

    Sounds like such a fun weekend! My husband has to work, so its just the two of us for Thanksgiving this year. I think I’m going to adopt some of your plans! Thanksmas w/just the two of us :)

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  4. Thanksmas sounds like all sorts of fun
    Happy Thanksgiving love!

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  5. Happy Thanksgiving to your growing family! xo

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  6. Emily said: replied:

    I love the idea of a Thanksmas party! And the greek lasagna sounds like a dream….recipe, please? x


    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  7. Krista said: replied:

    Love your non traditional Thanksgiving dinner choices! They sound delish!! And Thanksmas!? Ahh SO cute!!! Love that idea!! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  8. Alyssa said: replied:

    Thanksmas sounds like perfection…what a cute idea. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    The Glossy Life

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  9. Amberly said: replied:

    Awww, the Thanksmas party sounds lovely! So fun! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  10. Kelly said: replied:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!!

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  11. Heidi @foodiecrush said: replied:

    I might have to totally steal your Thanksmas party idea, what a great way to get in the spirit. Always love your posts.

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  12. Rachel said: replied:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!!!!!!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  13. Dana McDowell said: replied:

    Cute, you are so clever! Enjoy your new baby girl and all your festivities! (Love today’s image, you can make any photo look amazing (by adding words!))

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  14. Jessica said: replied:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Just wanted to drop by and say hello! Long time no chat :) Hope you have a fantastic celebration! Xo

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  15. Gabrielle | Savvy Home said: replied:

    Happy thanksgiving to Lucy, Joe and your lovely self :)

    21 Nov 2012 | Reply
  16. Maria said: replied:

    Happy Thanksgiving! spinach dip is one of my favorites :)


    22 Nov 2012 | Reply
  17. lexi said: replied:

    I absolutely love your Thanksmas idea – so cute! And I’m Jewish … still might have to steal this idea …
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    25 Nov 2012 | Reply
  18. Kenze Lee said: replied:

    Hope you had a great Thanksmas!

    xo, Kenzie


    26 Nov 2012 | Reply
  19. Christine B. said: replied:

    I love this Thanksmas idea! Once I’m out of my teeny tiny studio apartment, I may have to implement it myself :)

    27 Nov 2012 | Reply

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