The holidays are as much about food as they are gifts to give and receive. I've always been a fan of "Breakfast" and/or "Brunch" foods served anytime of the day. The evening meal is probably the best time because you're not in as much of a hurry as you are in the morning. This has been mentioned by me several times before in my cookbook and on this food blog.
I'm mentioning it again because at this time of the year many of us go home to family or have family come home to us. It's that end of December holidays and New Year celebrating that brings us all together.
Well, having a crowd around that you may not see often enough makes you want to do or offer something special. Which brings us back to food. Where better to catch-up and converse but at the dining table. So let's make a few dishes that are not your everyday foods. Or maybe just jacked-up a little more than usual.
If you have a waffle maker, I have a tasty treat for you to try on the guests. Since just about everyone loves bacon, I have "Bacon Waffles" that will be fondly remember in future get-togethers. This recipe will be on Wednesday's post.
Another breakfast dish everyone likes is French Toast. Thursday's post will take it up a notch with "Stuffed French Toast (Peaches & Cream)" recipe. You can use frozen peaches if fresh ones are not is season. Either way it will be a big hit for you.
Both of these recipes are great with just syrup. But if you are going to make such fabulous food, please make sure you use "Real" 100% Maple Syrup. Don't use the cheap stuff. Also, take the time to heat the syrup a little. Warm syrup on waffles or French toast is hard to beat.
If you are one that makes jellies or jams (or receives them this time of year), you might want to put some out on the table. Any flavor of a homemade jelly or jam will go well with both dishes.
Be sure to check the "Recipe Tabs" above to find other terrific breakfast/brunch recipes to serve family and friends this holiday season. "Happy Cooking" until next week and "Best Wishes" to everyone for this holiday season.