Meet the Sullivans: Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

Am I really just now posting about our Thanksgiving? I feel like Thanksgiving is already a distant memory, but really it was just a little over a week ago. You see, I have come to realize that being pregnant makes me much less productive than I used to be. Between going to bed around eight o'clock and moving so much slower I am losing hours each day. I don't have the pregnant waddle, but getting up and sitting down takes serious maneuvering these days. Anyway, that is my excuse for this tardy Thanksgiving post.

We spent the early part of the day with family at my mother-in-laws before heading over to my grandpa's to see my side of the family. I made three appetizers and one dessert. It wouldn't feel like Thanksgiving to me if I didn't get to contribute!
I made this Artichoke Dip with Fontina, which I will share with you this week. It was amazing.

I also made these Caprese Skewers, which I will also share later.

When I asked Keith what appetizer he wanted me to make he suggested Salami Roll-Ups. Not much of a recipe, but it is his favorite (and they're darn good), so we made it. My niece Natalie put it all together for us. She is an awesome niece!

Sister Kathee and Keith chatting at my grandpa's before dinner (so apparently this is the only non-food photo I took on Thanksgiving).

The dessert! I made Almost-Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert. It was wonderful! You can get the recipe and see step-by-step photos here.

For the past 5 or more years we've gone with Keith's family on the day after Thanksgiving to cut down trees. Here are 7 out of our 9 nieces and nephews. I still think of them as "the kids", but they're all growing up so fast!

Proud moms and grandma taking the pictures.

We hunted high and low for a worthy Christmas tree. Here are Natalie and Keith searching.

Amanda, Natalie and Holly in front of the old barn on the tree farm.

The family shooting videos and taking pictures of the first tree being cut down.

That was, on to Christmas season!

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