Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Morning Food

This year the Sweet Pea family will be spending Christmas morning just the four of us. I am really looking forward to it. I love my family and in-laws, but I have this special anticipation of having the morning together...like we are finally a complete family unit.

If there were a national "Most Sentimental" search, I would be a shoo-in for the finals. I have a hard time if (most) family traditions don't continue. For ump-teen years, we always spent Christmas Eve at my aunt and uncles house after church, eating ourselves way-too-full with wonderful food. When they moved away 7 years ago, Christmas Eve just wasn't the same.

So I am looking forward to starting some new Sweet Pea family traditions for Christmas morning. We already have some long-standing traditions that we will continue, but I am on the hunt for something special for Christmas morning...my only stipulation is that it is not an egg casserole.

I am looking for something, savory or sweet that I can cook or at least fully prepare on Christmas Eve.

Any ideas?

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Four words - creme brulee french toast.

Steel Magnolia said...

we are having Paula Deen's gorilla bread...there really is nothing better. You can find the recipe on foodnetwork.com. I'm telling you, it is heaven on a plate!

Jenn said...

What did you go with? We had my family's favorite - sausage gravy and biscuits and fruit salad.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

We ended up making a ham and egg gratin from our Williams-Sonoma cookbook that was amazing. I figured I needed to go with something essentially sugar free, what with all the sugar floating around our house that morning.