Relocate to Wisconsin : Christmas Morning Tradition ......Mmmmmm

Christmas Morning Tradition ......Mmmmmm

     Christmas morning at our house had a traditional menu that was not served on any other day....and something everyone looked forward to before presents were opened and the rest of the day celebrated.

     When people visit Wisconsin one of the things that they enjoy most is the cheese and sausage....and if people are transferred to another state,  they often order these "Wisconsin delicacies" delivered to them in their new location.

     Saucisschen  Christmas morning always had what we called..."snails" it was not escargot for breakfast...they are actually called  Saucisschens and it very lean pork sausage wound around on a stick that sort of resembles a "snail." Sometimes done stove top, sometimes on the grill and the newest member of the family always found a collection of everyone else's empty sticks on their plate...a "welcome to the family" sort of tradition.   The "snails" were accompanied by an egg bake that I make with a crust on the bottom and the eggs include  a variety of  colorful vegetables and but of course, Wisconsin cheese in a variety or two.Egg bake

     No Christmas morning menu would be complete without the addition of cinnamon monkey bread; another taste

treat reserved only for Christmas morning...Monkey Breadand is "monkey proof" to make !  Mmmmm the aroma of cinnamon as it bakes .....nothing like it !

    And the Mimosa always adds a touch of fun to the menu ....with a Christmas toast to the holidaMimosay offered by a family member.  Nofruit platter one ever left the table hungry....the fruit platter was always a festive addition of color, texture and fun to arrange in different eye pleasing and palate pleasing patterns.  

     A potato bake...with you guessed it...with cheese rounded out this holiday menu and of course....there were leftovers for everyone to take home and enjoy all over again.Potato bake

   Coffee   Top it off with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee and it just couldn't get any better ! 

      No one ever leaves the table hungry at our house and this holiday meal was certainly no exception to that rule !

     Cherish every holiday meal you have....when your guests are gone have the memories that will last you a lifetime.  



Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 25 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • December 02 2017 08:31AM


Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson that's a breakfast menu that's fit for a King.... and your guests for Christmas morning must be delighted with all that you do for traditional foods on your menu.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 7 months ago

Good morning Sally.

Cheese is one of the basic food groups. It has been a long time since I've had monkey bread.  I've just got to get to Wisconsin soon...

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 7 months ago

Good morning Sally and David. Maybe I should come to your house for Christmas morning? Enjoy the feast!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 7 months ago

Oh my. Your house must smell FABULOUS. It sounds like everyone would have to kind of roll of their chairs. How wonderful.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, 7 months ago

Thank you for sharing your Christmas traditions. I love monkey bread.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 months ago

Good morning, Sally and David... since we celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve in a good German, Lutheran way... we had no such food traditions for Christmas Day. Everything happened the night before. And then we went to my aunt's house for Christmas dinner.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 7 months ago


We celebrated Christmas Eve with all kinds of delicacies.  I would have love that monkey cinammon bread.  I could use a piece right now.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 months ago

Sally, YUM, what time should we all be there on Christmas morning.  I can almost smell the cinnamon!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 7 months ago

Hi Sally and David.  These look absolutely delicious.  I would love to have this breakfast.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago

Wow, what a feast. I too am in serious want of some monkey bread to go with my coffee this morning. Ha. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 7 months ago

Looks and sounds Delicious Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 7 months ago

I think that is neat to have a special meal that is not had on any other day of the year, definitely something to look forward to each and every year.  I have my eyes on that fruit platter, it looks amazing!!!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 7 months ago

Good morning Sally and David. Your story is warm and inviting and I'm now hungry and I just ate.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 7 months ago

This looks wonderful. Now, you need to post your recipes.

Have a lovely weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago

Hi Sally and David -- ahh, so many traditions....memories, right?

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 7 months ago

OMG Sally and David- you have no idea how hungry I am for the cinnamon monkey bread! I can smell the cinnamon!  Thank you for sharing your special memory. YUM.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 7 months ago

Sally and David now that is a Christmas morning tradition I could really get into.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 7 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I'm with Wayne Martin on this one...what time should we arrive?!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 7 months ago

What a wonderful recipe for a perfect Christmas morning. Martha Stewart has nothing on you.

Enjoy with friends and family and thanks for sharing!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

Hello Sally and David,  Wow I want to come to your house, that sausage looks so good like what I use to get in Pennsylvania. 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 7 months ago

Good morning Sally and David - when I go to Wisconsin I always what to bring back German Wursts.  Sounds like with a breakfast like that you won't need dinner.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 7 months ago

Oh my goodness, that all sounds DIVINE, Hansons Both! Hey, I make that same egg/bread/sausage recipe but, see that I need to add a few things to my that MONKEY BREAD!! OH my! It's almost midnight and my mouth is watering!

Hope you both have a wonderful week ahead!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 7 months ago

Okay, so, I HAVE to have your Monkey Bread recipe - not only do I want to make it but, I have friends who do too! LOL

Do you mind sharing?

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 months ago

You're a doll, Sally! Thank you! I've found a couple online but, know that if it's been tested in the Hanson kitchen, your recipe HAS to be good! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 months ago

What a wonderful tradition. Combining a wonderful holiday festivity with great and special food. I think Wisconsin would be a good place to be on Christmas day…especially at your house.

Posted by John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team) 6 months ago