Ideas for your Christmas Brunch or Christmas Dinner
Who of us doesn't want to
cook like our favorite celebrity chefs? I know that I do. I always want
to try new recipes and incorporate new flavors into old dishes. However,
the most important lesson that I have learned over the years is your
guests won't remember every single dish you cook so it's best to let two
or three dishes shine.
If you've made a fabulous Madeira gravy from our recipe, stick with simple
buttered mashed potatoes. If you're having candied sweet potatoes and
brussels sprouts with prosciutto and parmesan serve your fresh green beans
simply blanched. There is nothing wrong with incorporating new recipes
and flavors into your old Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner menus, but
don't go overboard. Everything you cook doesn't need something added to
Some families get together for a Christmas Brunch,
some get together for Christmas Dinner.
Our family does both!
Christmas Brunch Menu:
We enjoy our Christmas Brunch.
We like the idea of not having to rush in the morning. By brunch time
everyone has had a chance to relax and open some gifts at their homes.
We meet at my mother-in-laws home and everyone brings a dish. We've got
some flavorful and easy to make and transport recipe ideas for you, including
an Egg & Sausage Scramble Casserole and Grand Marnier French Toast.
One of our recent favorites
is a Classic Crumb Cake recipe given to us by our friend Alice Smith.
Another recent addition to our Christmas brunch is a dish with Mediterranean
roots, a Sweet Moroccan
Couscous. It's easy to make with instant couscous, golden raisins,
almonds and cinnamon and made even more flavorful with a drizzle of yogurt
honey sauce. We start our brunch around 10A and it goes on until we're
Christmas Dinner Menu:
Our family meets at my sister-in-laws
for Christmas dinner. Since we've just had turkey for our Thanksgiving
dinner and the majority in our family like lamb we generally have lamb
as our main meat course for Christmas dinner. We enjoy our Creme de Menthe
Leg of Lamb. Some years we make an Apricot and Bourbon Pork Tenderloin.
We also always cook a pineapple glazed ham for Christmas dinner.
What about those special Christmas
cookies & desserts? We've got plenty of them too including
a fabulous Red Velvet Cake Recipe.
Please visit our site frequently
as we'll be adding more Christmas Brunch and Dinner Menu Ideas and Recipes
and also our favorite Christmas Cookie & Dessert Recipes!