On Christmas Morning my children and grandchildren arrive at my house to open presents and have brunch, it’s another family tradition started when the kids were young.
Our traditional menu includes:
Chile Relleno Torta
Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast
Who doesn’t love crepes? I know you may think it’s hard to make, but you can make them the night before. That’s right the night before or early in the morning before everyone arrives. Crepes don’t have to be served hot at all. Just be sure you separate each crepe with parchment paper so they don’t stick together.
You can fill crepes with sweets like these Strawberries & Creme Crepes filled with Reisling Marinated Strawberries and Mascarpone cream; or savory things like ham and cheese; or just drenched in butter and sprinkled with sugar, that’s my favorite!
Here’s a quick recipe for my crepes, you can mix it up the night before and make them in the morning!
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2 Cups Milk
3 Tbs. Butter, melted
1 Tbs. Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 1/2 Cup flour, sifted
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to make heat crepe pan and spray with non-stick oil
Pour some batter on the pan and spread thin.
Cook each side about 2 minutes or until lightly brown.
Remove from heat and fill or stack with parchment paper in between crepes to prevent them from sticking together. Fill when ready.
I also serve eggs, fried and scrambled, breakfast meats, hash brown potatoes, and of course beverages like juices, coffees, and cocoa.
They especially love my mocha cappuccino which I make jars of for gift giving every year!
I keep a jar or two for us to enjoy during the holidays and thru the winter months and beyond. It really is worth the effort!
Here a a few more ideas I found around the web you may want to try this year.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups by Rindy Mae
These look super cute!
Fruit Trifle from Chef in Training