Our Christmas Eve meal is eclectic.
You may have read my blog post last week about preparing my Christmas Eve meal, which we refer to as our “brunch.” We call it a brunch because it started out as a mid-morning meal when we first began hosting in 1998.
Since then, we have played around with both the time of the meal and the menu. Some favorites are kept on the menu no matter the time of day the meal is served. But each year is also an opportunity to audition new items. Last year, we even held a “mostly dessert party” on Christmas Eve where we identified our favorite desserts.
This year, we served our “brunch” at 2:30 and had a scattering of favorites. Our more traditional holiday meal is served on Christmas Day at my Mom’s house.
Here’s what we had at my “brunch” this year:
Returning menu items:
New menu items:
So, as you can see, our meal was an eclectic mix of favorites and new recipes. Each person had their favorites of the new menu items, but the short ribs were declared the winning new dish. It will likely reappear next year.
How did your holiday meals turn out? Any new favorites?
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.