Now I'm turning my attention to menu planning for the big day. I am not a baker but I love cooking, especially a big meal for people I love. We're spending Christmas day at our house this year and my mom and brother are joining us. The plan is for us all to wake up at our house on Christmas morning so I need to plan a full day's worth of meals. I'm going with all the family favourites this year so I think I might be strung up if I missed something.
Since the cyber world seems to be bubbling with yummy recipe ideas, I thought I'd share the menu with you as I write my grocery shopping list!
Christmas Morning Breakfast:
- Banana French Toast (Our traditional Christmas breakfast for several years now and one of the only things I look forward to baking.)
- Nana's Fruit Salad
(This recipe was handed down from my Grandma Lillie: Mandarine oranges + apples + bananas + grapes + berries + juice from mandarines)
- Roast Turkey
(This recipe comes from Canadian Chef Michael Smith: With dry rub of brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, salt, pepper and sage)
- Sausage stuffing
(This is a combination of my Grandma Martin and Grandma Symonds's recipes: Steve's homemade bread + sausage + cranberries + apple pieces + pinenuts + sage + salt + pepper)
- Mashed potatoes
(Red potatoes + sweet potatoes + butter + salt + pepper)
- Homemade cranberry sauce
- Brussels sprouts gratin
- Mashed turnip
(Boiled with butter + brown sugar + salt + pepper)
- Roasted acorn squash with apple sauce
- Nana's Oatmeal Patty Cakes
- Christmas Crack
- Fruit Cake
(I hate baking, remember? So .... I just by them at the store!)
Oh! I'd better not forget the egg nog!