{Joyous Holidays} Christmas Day Menu

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I woke up this morning and realized I had no idea what I would be serving on Christmas Day. I know it is over two weeks away, but I like to be prepared!

Thoughts of roasts, ham, turkeys, and steak (yes, steak or was it fajitas?) danced through my head. Then I remembered two things almost at the same time:

  • Hubby said not to go crazy extravagant with Christmas dinner, and
  • My daughter will be with her dad for Christmas.

That means it will be hubby, son, and me. My son is a grazer, so thinking he will sit and eat a proper Christmas dinner is crazy. So, I am really doing Christmas dinner for two this year. Hmmm . . .

I want to make dinner delicious and joyous!

Before I figure that out, I have to start with breakfast. I’m thinking breakfast favorites. My son loves bacon and pancakes (in that order). Scrambled eggs and a hash brown casserole (my favorite) would accompany those well. Breakfast joy accomplished!

For snacks throughout the day, we will have some Bing cherries (my son’s favorite) and an assortment of cookies (hubby’s and my favorite). Snack joy nailed!

Then for Christmas dinner, I think we need to stay with the favorites theme.

There is a lot of joy in your favorite things to eat.

My husband loves roasted chicken breasts (bone in). On the side, I will serve pumpkin veggies with angel hair pasta. I created the recipe on accident one day, and love the way the mix of veggies taste with the pumpkin. Of course, we will have fresh baked bread. Dinner joy wrapped up!

Dessert will be a surprise for all of us. It is a twist on a favorite. When my husband and I married, we blended together our family. So, as a family, we planted an apple tree. We love apples! I was thinking about an apple pie, but I found a recipe for apple pie cookie bars. I think they will be great a la mode! Dessert joy overload!

I’ll have hot chocolate, hot chai tea, and my sunrise blend of pineapple juice and cranberry juice flowing all day. Holiday nirvana!

Nothing too extravagant!
Just favorites served elegantly!

What are you thinking about serving Christmas Day? I can’t wait to read about it in the comments. I just might need to modify my menu!

Have a peaceful, joyous, love-filled day!

africa

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