My husband deliberately steered the family Christmas celebration in a direction that would not require me to spend hours slaving in the kitchen on Christmas. Bless him.
My husband also invited some dear friends over to brunch the day after Christmas, requiring me to spend hours slaving in the kitchen on Christmas. Bless him.
Lucky for everyone involved, I love brunch and I love cooking, and prepping for a brunch seems like an ideal way to spend Christmas Eve. The menu:
Cold brewed coffee
Mimosas (or plain old orange juice, for those who don’t partake)
Apple french toast casserole
Jalepeno Cheddar scones
Latkes (with a homemade applesauce topping)Crustless mini quiche lorraines
Mini banana muffins
Carrot cake steel cut oats (which will require some adapting for overnight oats and ingredients that are hard to find here)
Possibly Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze, but it depends on whether I can find lemons. And cream cheese.
I am also making homemade Oreos and Egg Nog. I need one more cookie recipe. I’m thinking pumpkin oatmeal.
Time to head to the market!