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Dec 6, 2010 02:11 PM

Christmas Brunch in Lieu of Dinner

I have decided to have a Christmas Brunch rather than a dinner. This is against long standing tradition, but I am going to do it. Following is my menu so far; I am wondering if any of you have comments or recommendations other than that shown. Any comments are welcome.

Bloody Marys
Baked Eggs in Tortilla Cups
Swiss Fried Potatoes
Chopped Onions and Tomatoes with Capers
Yummy Overnight Rolls (like sticky buns or monkey bread)
Green Grapes, Bluberries, Strawberries and Sliced Honeycrisp Apples and Kiwis Platter
Hot Coffee

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  1. Sounds good. Another fun thought would be

    Just a thought - kind of 2-in-1

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    1. re: boyzoma

      Thanks for the link. Great recipe which I am going to copy and put in my files.

    2. Is this a vegetarian brunch or an omnivore brunch? If the latter, why not add some sausage or bacon? Of course the recipe boyzoma linked to would add meat to the menu, albeit not in unadorned form. Otherwise it sounds great.

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      1. re: nofunlatte

        Not a vegetarian brunch. The baked eggs will be covered with crumbled bacon.

      2. Some bruschetta would be a fabulous appetizer :) Or a caprese can skewer them individually for a fun app to eat.

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        1. re: attran99

          Bruschetta sounds like a great addition. Thanks.

        2. Thanks to all of you for your contributions. I truly appreciate.

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          1. re: Wtg2Retire

            Since it is Christmas and you are bucking years of tradition, you want the meal to be a huge success, with plenty of choices. I like what you have chosen to serve but I would offer a broader selection, more of a Smorgasbord. I love the idea of a platter of sausages or smoked salmon and bagels, or some other bread as an alternative to your sweet pastry. Maybe serve a sweet, creamy cheese to go with your fresh fruit, like goat Brie or Humboldt Fog or a bowl of Greek yogurt. Another great brunch dish, that is made the night before and popped into the oven, is baked French toast. It can be eaten warm or at room temp and it is always a crowd pleaser. Good luck!

            1. re: greenstate

              Umm, yumm. I love the idea of a platters of sausages, as well as the cheese or yogurt to go with the fruit. Also think I will have homemade biscuits and perhaps English Muffins.

              Initially, I was going to include baked French toast, but decided that would make too many sweets at the table, so decided to scratch it.

              Thanks for the ideas.

              1. re: Wtg2Retire

                I think bagels are a better option than English muffins because they don't have to be toasted and kept warm. I do something similar to this a few times a year. I'm always amazed how quickly the bacon and sausage get gobbled up.

                1. re: southernitalian

                  That is indeed a good point. Thank you.

          2. Thanks to all of you for your good suggestions.