Are the sausage strata and cinnamon roll recipes in the archives here?Christmas Eve/Day is just DH, DS and I - all our visits/celebrations with family and friends are either before or after the actual days of the holiday.
As such, we tend to just have things we really love - usually something we only make once a year.
This year we are going to have Chicken Pie with Cornbread Topping for Christmas Eve Dinner. It's SO good. Lots of butter and cream in the thick sauce - chicken plus veggies plus the bread on top make it a one dish meal. I'll make some Pimento Dip (one of DH's favorites) as an appetizer.
Christmas Day Breakfast will be a Sausage Strata that sits overnight in fridge before baking - I just top it and pop it in when we get up in the morning and it bakes while we are opening presents. I save a pan of iced cinnamon rolls in the freezer for us to have - just get them out to thaw the day before. Fresh fruit and juice and we are good!
Christmas Day Dinner is probably going to be a PW Pot Roast this year - haven't decided yet. Or we might make a small turkey - that might be really good actually. But with either we can have our favorite "traditional" sides:
- PW Mashed Potatoes
- Sage Stuffing
- Cheesy Green Bean Casserole (I add Velveeta and Sharp Cheddar to box recipe)
I don't plan on making anything extra for dessert - maybe a pie - we'll see
Thanks, will definitely try them both.Pamela - The strata recipe is the same as snowangel00 posted called Christmas Holiday Breakfast Casserole
I add 6 eggs instead of 4 but otherwise it is exactly the same. The recipe I got from a coworker was missing any mention of eggs so I just guessed at 6 and it works fine - been making it for years!
The cinnamon rolls are all Ree Drummond! I would check out her website:
So many variations are possible but the original recipe is what I make every year!!!
Our family traditions have flown out the window with DDs married with their own families. It's difficult to get us all together for Christmas.[/QUOTEF
Fly out the window is for sure when they move away or marry. I find it a huge change. We have facetimed and skyped over the years but not the same as being together. This year will be the first year are without any of the kids living in our home. Mom is in need of more help which is what we will probably do for Christmas (it will not be like "home" being at her house with people (relatives) going in and out all day. I love'm but my kids won't be there. Yes, this transition will be hard, but will make the most of it. It is not the calendar date that matters so we will figure out something for the immediate family for sometime December.