Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Eats

4 days till Christmas... let's talk food.

We are staying home for Christmas for the first time EVER (woo!) and hosting my family for brunch on Christmas morning. I've been busy planning out my menu and here's what I've got:

Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese
Bacon (always bacon)
Fruit Salad

Yes, I am drooling. For Christmas dinner, we are making Nick's grandparents traditional meal of spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs. Meatballs with raisins in them! I'm still getting used to that. This will be my first time making sauce from scratch, so wish me luck! 

What I'm still unsure about is our Christmas Eve dinner. We'll be going to a candlelight service at our church at 5pm, hopefully driving around to check out some lights, and then I'd like to make a nice dinner for Nick and I once the baby goes to bed. But what to make? We usually do ham, but we just had a big ham dinner after Hadley's baptism on Sunday (amazing crockpot ham recipe for the win). I'm debating between prime rib, beef tenderloin... that's all the ideas I've got so far and they both intimidate me. But I can take on anything with this adorable apron I just ordered ;) 

What's your families go to meal for the Eve?

Ps. Can't forget about the Christmas cookies, too - I shared my favorite recipes HERE.

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  1. You can never go wrong with the pioneer woman! And how fun to be in your own home and hosting this year.

  2. Your breakfast sounds really tasty!! We eat so much between x-mas eve and christmas especially this year!! x-mas eve Gary's sister makes something big, then i make a breakfast quiche & then gary's mom makes a ham but this year we are headed to dinner at my sisters and my BIL always goes all that's two x-mas dinners we will be having! OYE! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. You can come to Atlanta and make brunch whenever you'd like! Thank you for that ham recipe! I'm cooking Christmas dinner for the first time this year and that recipe will make my life so much easier.

  4. Um, can we come over for Christmas morning brunch? Ha! I love your menu! For our Christmas Eve dinner, I always cook Ryan and I a fresh cut of salmon with veggies and rice.

  5. Christmas morning brunch is my favorite, drooling over your menu! Have an amazing and memorable first Christmas with your lil' princess <3
    Green Fashionista

  6. I'll be at your house Christmas morning, k? ;)

  7. Meatballs with raisins? Uh huh...

    This year we have 4 celebrations. Christmas eve eve is at my parents, christmas eve is out to dinner with my inlaws, christmas morning is at our house and christmas day night is at a friends house for dinner. Lots of food!

  8. My family does Chinese on Christmas eve - but since its Ricky's birthday, I take him out to a dinner of his choice :) Never know what it can be.
    I'm doing crockpot chili on Christmas day... after our annual HUGE breakfast of ALL the yummies

  9. That baked french toast sounds amazing. Our family always does snack foods on Christmas Eve, just a bunch of finger foods. My fave!


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