A Rachael Ray Christmas: Brunch

Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal, so I take Christmas Brunch very seriously. Well, I thought I took it seriously until I saw my December/January issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. The menu, presented below, is top notch (and initially intimidating to yours truly). It's not a menu of 30-minute meals, but the more I read about it, the easier it seemed.

If you are looking for something a bit more low key, try one of my Brunch Favorites listed below. I only included my absolute favorite Rachael Ray breakfast recipes, so these are sure fire if you ask me. When I was a kid, my parents used to have a mimosa on Christmas morning and I have taken up the tradition in my family. A mimosa (champagne and orange juice) would go perfectly with any of these brunch menus.

Christmas Brunch Menu from Every Day with Rachael Ray:

My Brunch Favorites:

Great. Now I'm starving. Darn you, Breakfast!

13 comments:

  1. There are so many good recipes there that I want to try. Ever since I saw that 30mm episode with her making the Apple-maple sausage, I have wanted to try that. I'm just too lazy and buy ready-made sausage. LOL!

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  2. Did you try Whole Foods for the Canadian Cheddar? We have it here in Minne-snow-ta. Maybe it's because we border our friends to the north.

    Uncle Stephen

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  3. Jennifer - the ready made sausage is a bit high maintenance, but the rest of the recipe is so easy. And making the sausage is what makes the dish!

    Uncle Stephen - yes! Whole Food is exactly where I found the Canadian Cheddar. It was sooo worth the drive to get it.

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  4. Breakfast is also my favorite meal! I've been wanting to try those Canadian Benny's, but on Christmas morning I want to be able to relax and not be slaving away over the stove. Guess it'll have to wait until after the holidays.

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  5. Home Cook - there'e no slaving! These are RR recipes, after all. It's definitely 30 minutes or less to make those.

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  6. Madeline - Oops! I thought you had to poach the eggs for this recipe (which I love doing, but I'm afraid to do more than one at a time). I'll have to talk to my husband about making this Christmas morning...his mom is coming over and she's a picky eater. :)

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  7. Home Cook - Poaching eggs scares me, so I am impressed that you like to do it! I will keep my fingers crossed for you. And you're right - you could always make them after the holidays, too.

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  8. I think I may incorporate your Christmas morning Mimosas into my tradition this year as well. Great idea! The more booze the merrier...especially when dealing with family over the holidays.

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  9. Erin - my husband's family has happily accepted the tradition, too!

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  10. Madeline - poached eggs are actually really easy to make...all you need is a pot of barely boiling water, some vinegar and a slotted spoon. I only like doing one or two at a time, though, because you have to cook them for exactly 4 minutes or else the yolks start to get hard.

    I talked to the husband and we're doing the Canadian Benny's on Christmas morning! I'm very excited. As always, though, I'm going to tweak the recipe a smidge and use English muffins instead of bread for the base.

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  11. It's the "exactly" four minutes part that scares me, but I am sure I will get around to trying it someday. Thanks for the tips.

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  12. I want to try to make poached eggs and a Hollandaise sauce but I haven't tried yet.

    As for the sausage, I'm so lazy I probably will never try to make it...but man it sounds so delicious.

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  13. Seriously, the sausage is sooo easy. You just mix the ingredients up in a bowl. Although, I hate touching ground chicken, so that part sucks.

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