Christmas Brunch--Carb Diva favorite recipes
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).
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
- Carb Diva Cinnamon Rolls
"Cinnabon" rolls from your own kitchen. Yes, you can do this!
- French Toast Stuffed with Brie
Tangy brie provides the creamy center for crisp French toast made with baguette. Serve with one of several suggested sweet fruit toppings.
Microwave Apple Crisp
- Microwave Apple Crisp | Recipe
Microwave Apple Crisp is an easy fall dessert. | See more about microwave apple crisps, microwave apples and apple crisp.
- Breakfast Quiche with Potato Puff Crust
A new spin on breakfast casserole
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