You won’t be left out of any of the festivities with our Test Kitchens Director’s make-ahead brunch.
My husband, Kane, and I have always enjoyed a fireside brunch on Christmas Eve morning while listening to A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on National Public Radio. This menu is mostly make-ahead―so like us, you can relax and enjoy the beginning of the holiday.
Up to two months ahead:
You don’t have to sit at the dining room table to break out your best. Take a casual approach, and serve Gentlemen’s Casserole
and Winter Fruit Compote fireside using your special china and silver.
Pickled okra, rather than celery, makes a tangy stir stick for Kane’s Peppery Bloody Mary. The key ingredient is lemon juice,
and lots of it.
As our family grows, so do our traditions. Old ones become new again when they are passed to the next generation. Here are
a few traditions that my family treasures; yours may enjoy them also.