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Fun & Easy Christmas Recipes - Simple to Make

Updated on December 23, 2011

Eggnog French Toast

These are some fun and simple recipes to make on Christmas day or any time during the Christmas Season. Starting in the morning, and later including an appetizer and drinks, this is a miscellaneous collection of fun but simple holiday recipes.

Eggnog French Toast

One cup of eggnog

Four Eggs

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

8 slices of cinnamon bread, raisin bread, or just regular bread or sliced cinammon roll.

2-3 Tablespoons of Butter (or enough to melt in the pan before cooking. I like to use real butter)

Powdered sugar for dusting on top of the french toast when done (optional)

Beat your eggs and the eggnog together then add the cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip your bread in the mixture and turn over until it is coated. Set aside on a plate. In a skillet or pan, melt your butter and add the bread when. Cook until the bread is golden brown to your liking. Turn the bread over and cook the other side the same way. Simply multiply the recipe to make more. This serves 4 people 2 pieces each or if you are having other things with your breakfast, it may serve more.

Cranberries growing in the wild

Cranberry Meatballs

This is fun twist on an old favorite with meatballs.  This makes a fun appetizer or part of a meal. 


Two pounds of ground beef

One teaspoon of parsley flakes

2 Tablespoons of soy sauce

One teaspoon of garlic salt (or a little less if desired)

Two teaspoons of chopped onions

One cup of quick cooking oatmeal (oats), uncooked

Two eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon pepper, and a dash of cayenne pepper (cayenne optional)

1/3 cup of your favorite catsup

For the Sauce

One can jellied cranberry sauce (16 ounces)

One bottle of chili sauce (12 ounces)

1/2 cup of packed brown sugar

One Tablespoon of lemon juice


Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs together first. After mixing up the meat mixture, roll into two inch balls.  Put these into a shallow baking pan that you have sprayed with Pam or non stick cooking spray.  (For easier clean up, line pan with foil, and spray that) 

For the sauce portion, mix the sauce ingredients together, and spoon over the meatballs before cooking. 

Bake meatballs with sauce in oven at 350 degrees for 40 to 50  minutes. 

Serves approximately 6-8


Christmas Wassail (with healthy ginger slices)


One quart apple cider

One quart water

Five to six cinnamon sticks (to taste, I like a lot of cinnamon)

Ten whole cloves

Ginger root, sliced thin (about 5, more if anyone has been feeling under the weather.  Ginger can be very healing to the lungs, for instance!)

Two cups of tea, brewed very strong

Orange juice (one 6 ounce can frozen)

Two to three Tablespoons of lemon juice


Combine just the water (cider aside) and sugar in a large saucepan and heat over low and stirring until the sugar is dissolved.  Add to this mixture the cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and fresh sliced ginger root and let simmer on low for two hours, Or you can take off the heat and let it all rest overnight.  The spices will meld together during this time. 

You can remove the cinnamon sticks with a slotted spoon (or leave in with a cheesecloth).  Then add apple cider, tea and orange and lemon juices. Heat up and serve warm!  Makes about three quarts or so. Great for after caroling or just staying in and watching Christmas movies.  Great for guests and wonderful for a cold! 


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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you, MyMastiffPuppies!

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      French toast is a family favorite around my house. This recipe sounds delicious will have to surprise them over the holidays. Thanks for sharing, voted up, useful and awesome!

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thanks PhoenixV!

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      PhoenixV 7 years ago from USA

      Yum eggnog french toast, first time I have heard of it, that sounds great!

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      Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Papernotes, glad you want to try out the recipes! I think its always fun to try out new recipes and when the holidays are coming up , it is especially fun. Thank you for the comment.

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      PaperNotes 7 years ago

      All these recipes seem so yummy and easy to prepare. I have copied your recipe and will keep it for the coming Christmas season.