The last time that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fell on the same day was in the 1800s, luckily for us we will see this event in our lifetime, this year! The next time it happens is apparently in 77,000+ years from now. Pretty crazy right. We must take advantage of these two huge holidays and combine them into one amazing feast, THANKSGIVUKKAH!

Last week my friend Eden from Log On and Eat with Eden Grinshpan (if you haven’t seen the show, watch it, it’s great! Tuesdays at 9:30pm EST on the Cooking Channel) dropped by my apartment to make what she called a Thanksgivukkah Sandwich. Genius, right. This sandwich packs so many flavors your head might pop off. The latkes, the turkey, the homemade cranberry sauce and the fried sage, you just can’t go wrong. If you have some left over gravy throw some of that on too!

Check out Eden’s blog Eden Eats for the latke and cranberry recipes.



My husband told me this was the best sandwich I had made him in the almost six years that we have been together. I might have to agree with him. I mean this bacon is just on another level with the maple syrup and cracked pepper. When you add it to the saltiness of the brie and the buttery-ness of the avocado you just can’t go wrong. Try it, you have to, you’ll love it.

1 pound of bacon (1 package), you’ll have extras and you will eat it.
a wedge of brie cheese
1 avocado
2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup
bread of your choice

– Preheat oven to 350F.
– Cook bacon to liking in a pan.
– Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Put bacon on the parchment paper, drizzle maple syrup over each piece of bacon. Follow by cracking pepper over each piece.
– Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
– Cut your avocado in half, making sure to remove the pit carefully.
– Slice each half of avocado.
– Take two slices of bread for your sandwich and place a couple of slices of brie on the bottom, followed by several pieces of bacon and finally add as many avocado slices as desired.
– Enjoy!