We began a new tradition of having Christmas Brunch last Christmas. It was the first year without my Mom and we had always had Lunch at her house previously. So this is the second year of our new tradition, which will include our small family of 4.
So here is what’s on A Christmas Brunch Menu this year! It includes a new recipe as well as some old favorites. It may include a Bloody Mary or two.
Since this is only our second year, we are still experimenting with new recipes for the perfect Brunch.
- Spinach & Feta Quiche
- Deviled Eggs
- Blueberry Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
- Bloody Mary’s
First, just some breakfast basics, such as bacon, coffee and eggs. However, we love my daughter’s deviled eggs and she will be contributing those to the menu this year.
The Main Dish for Christmas Brunch
Last year, I made a delicious breakfast casserole, however we are exploring new options this year. My friends, Britt and Deb at Vintage Society Co., shared a yummy looking Spinach & Feta Quiche Recipe.
You can see why I quickly ditched my original plans and decided this would be on our Christmas Brunch Menu.
A favorite Recipe that I forgot about
In addition to Britt and Debs dreamy looking recipe, we are also serving this delicious bread pudding recipe.
I made this several years ago and promptly forgot about it. Has that every happened to you?
It is definitely a favorite and I can’t wait to have it again. One of the advantages of this recipe is you do all the preparations the day before and then pop into the oven the next morning.
Blueberry Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
- 8 x 8 baking dish
- 8 Frozen Homestyle Pancakes
- 4 large Eggs
- 2 cups Half & Half
- ½ cup Sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 6 oz Package Fresh Blueberries
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- Oil Baking Dish
- Slice each pancake in half and arrange with cut flat side down in two snug rows in baking dish
- Scatter blueberries and pecans over and in between each pancake
- Whisk together remaining ingredients & pour over pancakes
- Cover and Chill for 4 hours or overnight
- Preheat Oven 350°
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until puffed
- Let stand for 10 minutes
- Sprinkle with remaining blueberries and pecans.
- Drizzle with Honey Sour Cream (optional)
- Serve Warm
In addition to coffee, we will have Bloody Mary’s for Christmas Brunch. I discovered this recipe from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane a few months ago and we plan to give it a try.
I appreciate you so much for allowing me into your home each week. This will be my last post until after Christmas! As we end the year, I’ll be taking a look back at some of the highlights from my first year blogging.
If you have been following from the beginning or just recently joined me, I hope you will enjoy the journey.
My wish for you is a joyful, safe and happy Christmas!