Bring on the Feast

Feasting days are upon us. What do you have planned to eat at your holiday celebrations? Me? On Christmas Eve, I plan to enjoy a delicious meal of Smoked Prime Rib prepared by my son-in-law. He is very experienced in bringing the yum to meat, and I can’t wait. My contribution will be Hassleback Potatoes, a super easy side that looks pretty impressive. It will be my first time attempting the recipe so wish me luck. You can find the recipe I am using here.

Christmas Day, we will be pretty casual when it comes to food. In my Christmas past, I remember eating fudge for breakfast. Lol! My mom made the best fudge ever. The simmered cocoa and sugar with butter beat in at the end recipe. I never learned how to do it. Oh, it wasn’t because I didn’t try. I did, but it was never like hers. She had the nack.

Our Christmas breakfast will have something equally sweet. I am doing Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding. Instead of croissants, I will be using a panettone. It makes it a little more festive and delicious with its holiday flavors. Either way, we are never disappointed in the result. It’s just that good.

We have a few people stopping by throughout the day, so I am planning Italian White Bean and Sausage Soup and onion rolls for those who show up hungry. The soup is easily put together quickly and makes the house smell yummy.

The onion rolls are a simple white bread recipe with a pouch of dried onion soup added to the dough. I use the bread machine to do all the work. Just pop the ingredients in and set for dough. After mixing and proofing finish, form the dough into two-inch balls and place them in an oiled baking dish. Cover with a dish towel and let rise for about thirty minutes or until almost doubled. Bake in a 375-degree F oven until they are golden, 20-30 minutes.

I pray your holidays are lovely and full of treats. To look at any of the recipes I mentioned here, click on the underlined links.

Whether simple or fancy, the people around the table make the holiday special.

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

Hamilton Write Mabie

Merry Christmas!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy Everhart says:

    All sounds yummy!!

    1. Patty Schell says:

      I think it will be. I can’t wait! Have a happy Christmas!

  2. Sounds like your holiday will be extra special, Patty. Merry Christmas!

    1. Patty Schell says:

      And a Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Paul Schell says:

    Sounds Good as always, Patty

    1. Patty Schell says:

      Hope you like it.

  4. JD Wininger says:

    Nummy! Merry CHRISTmas sweet friends.

    1. Patty Schell says:

      Your dinner sounded pretty delicious as well. Merry Christmas!

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