Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Morning

Other than the fact that it started toooooo early, Christmas was wonderful! Scott and Hope were up at who knows what time and waited until 4:00 a.m. to wake us up by singing Frosty the Snowman. I was in such a deep sleep I thought I was at some school Winter Concert or something. Well we were awake at that point so we shared presents and then Mark and I went back to bed. I didn't wake up again until 9:00 so I was under a little pressure for our 11:00 Christmas Brunch. Scott called everyone and changed the time to 11:30. That was the least he could do, don't you think.It was a fun morning with the cute little ones and most of all having everyone there. Marci took some pictures of the table for me. I really need to get better about having my camera out and ready. She's my role model for picture taking. Thanks Marci!Every Christmas Eve part of the menu is:

24 Hour Salad
  • 6 Cups lettuce chopped
  • Sugar, Salt, Pepper
  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs, sliced
  • 1 10 oz. pkg. Frozen Peas thawed
  • 1 lb. Bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 C. sliced green onions
  • 2 Cups( 8 oz.) shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
In a large salad bowl, place 3 cups lettuce. Sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper. Layer in order the eggs, peas, bacon, remaining 3 cups lettuce, green onions and cheese. Combine mayonnaise and sour cream, spread over top of salad. Cover, refrigerate 24 hrs. Toss before serving.

Puff Pancakes
(Kayley's Favorite)

  • 1/2 cube butter (not margarine)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Cup Pancake Mix (or Bisquick)
Preheat oven to 425 Degrees. Place butter in a 9 X 13 inch pan. Put in preheating oven until butter is melted. In a blender, combine eggs, milk and pancake mix. Pour batter into baking dish. Bake for a bout 15 - 18 Minutes until pancakes are puffy and lightly browned. Do not open oven while pancakes are cooking. Top with sifted powder sugar.

Serve with warm maple syrup or fruit toppings.

Mexican Quiche
Marci's Favorite
( I stole this picture from her Menu Blog)

  • 1 bag Ore Ida frozen hash browns (I like the shredded potatoes)
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1-2 c. diced ham
  • 4 oz. Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 cans green chilies (4 oz. each)
  • Goya or Lawry Seasoning Salt( to taste)
Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan and spread hash browns (we always let them thaw first). Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.- Layer ham, cheeses and chilies on crust.- Combine eggs, milk, and seasoned salt. Whip really well ( I use the blender) and pour over top.- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Top with sour cream and salsa.

Overnight Egg Bake


  • 2 1/2 Cups Seasoned Croutons
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll (we like spicy)
  • 8 Eggs
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
Grease 9 X 13 inch pan. Layer Croutons, cheese and cooked, drained sausage. Beat eggs and 2 1/2 cups milk. Pour over ingredients. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, Mix mushroom soup and remaining 1/2 cup milk. Pour over eggs. Bake at 300 degrees 1 1/2 hours until brown.
Later we went to movie and of course played SCUM...a must for our family.


monstermash said...

I'm so glad you posted the recipes!

Holly and Brad said...

Yum...everything looked so good!

I wanted to tell you, if you like SCUM you should try The Great Dalmuti. I haven't played SCUM, but apparently the two are very alike. I just bought it for my sister-in-law and it was only 10 bucks on Amazon. It was sooo much fun when I played it with a group of my gal-pals. I think you use face cards for SCUM but this game is a little different, with twelve 12s, eleven 11s...all the way down to one 1 (aka the Great Dalmuti). Maybe its a fun little twist to SCUM. You will have to let me know if you try it.

Happy New Year!!

stacey said...

Your table looks so pretty. Thanks for the recipes.

Marci said...

Thanks for posting the recipes...I'll be posting them on my recipe blog :-)!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful family! Your Christmas reminds me of the closeness I also have with my family! Your recipes look great; what wonderful memories you will have to carry with you all your lives~ God Bless all of you!!
D. Soto
Kalaheo, Hawaii

sewpink said...

Everything looks lovely.

Pineapple Hill said...

Thanks for the game tip Holly. I'll have to check it out!