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Christmas Brunch: Carb Diva favorite recipes

Updated on August 1, 2017

Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here

There will be no holiday ham, or standing rib roast with Yorkshire pudding, and the Christmas goose need not worry about his mortality.

There is no figgy pudding or buche de Noel, nor will there be a gingerbread recreation of the Downton Abbey castle. The Carb Diva family tradition is to get up early, go to church (hungry) and then come home and get back into pajamas (or at least switch from Sunday-best to jeans and sweatshirts). Our brunch menu can be prepared mostly in advance. A turkey ham is wrapped in foil and warmed in a slow-cooker. The apple crisp finishes quickly in the microwave and the quiche bakes while we distribute the packages from under the tree.

And so it goes. We open packages and eat.

Play with the toys and eat.

Begin to read the book, and eat.

Pop a movie into the DVD player, bring out a board game, and nibble just a bit more. Yes, I know it's unwise, unhealthy, and utterly decadent. But it's our Christmas, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Just one month ago you participated in a feast that utilized every pot and pan in the house. Why not take an easier approach to this holiday.

(And the dieting begins on January 1).


© 2014 Linda Lum


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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Joyfulcrown - please let me know if you try any of these recipes. I am always looking for feedback. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      Thank you for the wonderful recipes and ideas to make Christmas brunch special.

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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Bill, I know I can always rely on you to stop by. I'm glad this got your approval. Merry Christmas to you as well.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Loved the introduction and the recipes have my mouth watering this morning. I'll be hungry all day now thanks to you. :)

      Merry Christmas, my friend, and blessings always.