A few weeks ago, we got a call from a writer from Iowa Farmer Today. He had read this blog and wanted to come to talk to us Gingham Apron Gals about how our farm family intentionally celebrates together. He was especially interested in Christmas and asked if we had any traditional Christmas meals.
Immediately, we thought of our Christmas brunch. Every year, usually on Christmas morning, we gather at my parents’ farm and enjoy a feast of a brunch. There are savory and sweet casseroles, special drinks, and traditional Christmas breads. Most of the recipes have been passed down by dear grandmas and aunts and have been enjoyed for more years than we can remember. We pull out all the stops to celebrate the birth of our precious Savior.
Another wonderful aspect of our brunch menu, is that most of the dishes are made in advance. Christmas Eve and Christmas morning are packed full of gifts, Church services, and other fun times with our family. Nobody has time to prepare a complicated menu, so these make-ahead recipes are wonderful. Some of them can even be made weeks in advance and frozen.
Anyway… back to that reporter from Iowa Farmer Today. He asked us to prepare our five favorite recipes from this feast for him to photograph and share in his publication. He and his sweet wife came to the farm one recent Tuesday morning and ate with us while we visited about our all of our favorite things: our family, our farm, our faith, and our Christmas food. What a fun time that was (not to mention that this year we get to eat these delicious dishes TWICE)!
After all the fun food talk, he took our picture and mused about our matching gingham aprons.
You can read his article here.
Although it was tough to narrow all of the brunch favorites down, here are our top five favorite Christmas brunch recipes. We hope you can enjoy a few of them with your family this Christmas.
Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”