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What can I make for a Christmas Brunch?

I have always had a Christmas Dinner, but this year my hubby and I are going to do a Christmas brunch. I am just not sure what is appropriate to cook? Do you ladies have any ideas? I need ideas for appetizers, main course, side dishes, drinks, etc.

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Asked by jennifer.1203 at 4:17 PM on Oct. 15, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • I would do drinks, apps, and turkey sandwiches. Keep in small since most ppl will already be having a formal Christmas dinner :)

    Answer by Steph319 at 4:21 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • An asparagus and bell pepper (red, yellow and green) fritatta is great and festive. A fruit salad would be nice too. Scones. shrimp cocktail, cinnomin rolls. Wassil is great as a punch for this time of year too. Good luck! I think it is a fantastic idea!!!!!

    Answer by rcbrown at 4:37 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • Depending on how many are coming and exactly when you serve, you could do it just like the restaurants do.  Have juice, milk, coffee, tea, sodas, pancakes or waffles, French toast, fruit bowl, small boxes of cereal for cereal lovers, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, lettuce salad w/dressings, rolls & butter, some type of potatoe, hot vegetable, veggies & dip, relish tray, cheese & cracker tray, choice of one or two meats.  We use chicken and prime rib.  Desserts can be cookies, ice cream, jello.  These are choices, not a meal menu.  We have a meal on Christmas and a breakfast brunch with out of town family the morning after Christmas. 


    Answer by ladyofleisure at 4:51 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • I forgot to mention that family members help contribute any of the items on the menu. You don't furnish everything on the list.

    Answer by ladyofleisure at 4:55 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • Ohhh, I had another idea! Baked brie with apples, pears and crackers!

    Answer by rcbrown at 5:03 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • Go here: This is a search on (my FAVORITE Source for user-submitted recipes!)

    There are 6 recipes there that I searched for as "christmas brunch".... none have very many ratings, so I would probably do a "trial run" ahead of time one morning on whichever one you choose.
    Good luck :)

    Answer by knoxmomof2 at 5:07 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • For festive gatherings, I LOVE making a home made fritatta (Italian Baked egg casserole). It's like an omelet, but baked instead of fried. Take about 8 eggs, scramble with milk to bind. Add ingredients; pour into glass dish (about 8 x 8); bake at 375 for around 35 - 45 minutes. You'll know it's done when the eggs are no longer runny on top. Some ingredient ideas: Farmer's Veggies: bell peppers, onion, cheese, celery. Italian: seasonings, sausage, mozarella. Pizza: pepperoni, shredded cheese, pizza toppings. You can make almost any kind, just depends on your tastes!

    Answer by ChefMom94 at 7:29 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • Well, since brunch is a mixture of breakfast and lunch, I'd start with Eibrot:

    I also make a puff pancake with egg nog, and you can do that either in mini cake or pie pans, or in one large dish.

    For savories: omelets or scrabled eggs with sausage and cheese, biscuits & gravy, cheesy hash browns


    Answer by jespeach at 7:56 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • I have the most wonderful egg casserole recipe. PM me if you want it! Also, pastries, you can get a smoked turkey, and have sandwiches. Mimosas of course.A cheesy hash brown casserole.


    Answer by barrettboys at 11:40 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

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