I like all sorts of great food. This year we chose to open gifts on Christmas morning, so instead of our traditional dinner, we had brunch. I decided to mix a couple of favorites into one meal - so we had a bit of Christmas and a bit of Chanukkah all wrapped in one.
Here's out table set for brunch.
We had Baked Challah French Toast by RV Goddess, which was a huge hit! Cheese Pit (think of a cheese souffle meets Midwest casserole); bacon (OK, so this part wasn't kosher), dried fruit, fresh fruit tray and Potato Parsnip Latkes with homemade apple-pear sauce and sour cream. Give all these recipes a try. They're all a homerun!
My friend Sharon taught me how to make these festive pineapple fruit trays. They're always delicious, healthy and a showstopper. I added miniature apples, strawberries and blackberries to round out the treats.
BF and I really enjoy latkes and our friend Angel introduced us to these delicious Potato Parsnip Latkes. I made them for the first time (usually Angel makes them). I was quite pleased with how they turned out. We served them with sour cream and my homemade apple-pear sauce - still warm. Mmmmm.
For dessert we had my Grandma Grace's family tradition of Krumkakes. No we're not Norwegian. Grandma was Irish... but her friend introduced her to these delicious waffle-like cookies and she made them every year. Such delicious memories. The final treat was meringue cookies - some with and some without chocolate chips. I forgot to take a picture, but you can see the recipe HERE.
So that was our Christmas brunch fare. It was quite delicious and relatively easy. I think next time I'll make the latkes in advance and just pop them in the oven to reheat. That way everything will be ready the day before and will just require baking and serving. Easy peasy!
What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?