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I am making a meal for my inlaws on christmas eve at 11:00 am. What should I make?

Should I do a brunch? If so what kinds of things should I make? Any help would be great. Also they never bring anything I would have to make everything.

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Asked by Trinitysmom1205 at 10:16 AM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Holidays

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  • If you do brunch you could serve quiche (red and green peppers will make it look festive!), scones, fruit salad, and maybe some finger sandwiches with ham salad, egg salad, and seafood salad. Or you could make it an early lunch and serve a nice hearty soup like minestrone or pasta fagioli with a nice salad that has fruits and nuts in it. Add some hot crusty bread and it's a lovely simply lunch.

    Answer by beckcorc at 10:26 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • mmm that sounds good

    Answer by snoober_k at 10:28 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I would definitely do brunch. Fruit salad, baked French toast, quiche or fritatta, cake, coffee, a nice sparkling wine like Cordon Negro.

    Send me a message offlist if you would like some recipes.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:30 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Yup I am going to Beckcorc's house...Yummmmmy!!!!

    I agree, do brunch maybe a breakfast casserole - I love those too - I must be hungry.

    Answer by chefronswife at 11:11 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I am doing lunch at 11. My kids eat breakfast by 7:30 am so 11 is much closer to lunch! I am making a BIG pot of Taco Soup because its all in one pot and the LAST thing I want on Christmas Eve is a lot of dishes. I a also do a breakfast cass for Christmas morning so I am not slaving in the Kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the morning! Hope that helps! GL :)


    Answer by momof030404 at 11:32 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I am doing christmas eve as well. We are doing a ham, baked mac and cheese, poppy seed chicken, and some veggies. We all eat breakfast before 7 so we eat big lunches... we are eating ours at 5 so It can be heavier... But I would still do the same if it was lunch. Actually I will have huge lunch Christmas. We Cook big meals for holidays reguardless of timing.

    Answer by SuzanneL09 at 1:59 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I buy a spiral sliced, precooked, glazed ham from Vons and just heat it. I fix mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, salad, etc. A dessert table with pie, cake, cookies and that about it. Good wine and beverages for the kids is good too. Good tea or coffee is nice as well. Have fun!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Biscuits and Gravy
    Fritata with Ham, Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, and Cheese.
    Hardy Sandwiches with thick cuts of Turkey, Chicken, Ham, and/or Roast Beef.
    Cold Pasta Salad. (PM me for a quick and easy recipe)
    Or you could do a full meal with Ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:05 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I would do a ham, but my daughter just had a birthday party and we had ham sandwiches and one of my sister in laws don't like ham. I have done that before. Thanks for all the ideas. They all sound great.

    Answer by Trinitysmom1205 at 4:03 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • momof30404 -

    curious about your breakfast casserole, do you have a recipe? (I read about a breakfast casserole in a book but was never able to find a good recipe)

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:09 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

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