The countdown is on! Hopefully you’re already enjoying days in pyjammas and curling up by the fire, or maybe you’re wrapping up before your holidays start. I love this time of year because it always means lots of time with family and a guaranteed good chunk of time with my sister Kristi, her hubby Sean and my ridiculously fun and cute niece, Mila. Usually they come to Canada for a white Christmas, but this year our whole family packed up to visit them there and help them celebrate their first Christmas in their new house!
One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was lazy Christmas mornings. I can’t say it was always like this, I definitely remember earlier years just counting down the seconds until we could go jump on our Mom and Dad and see if Santa had eaten out cookies and milk! I’m guessing that this year, with a 2 and a half year old in the house, will be more along those lines which is why this recipes is perfect for Christmas morning brunch.
It seems fancy and decadent, but it is so easy to throw together! Once you get your veggies diced up, which you could even do the night before, it’s pretty much throwing ingredients into your pan and then leaving the flavors to simmer away while you enjoy Christmas morning with your loved ones. Whether this is lazy mornings spent in PJs, drinking coffee and baileys and listening to Christmas tunes, or chasing little ones around and seeing their excitement as they ponder the magic of Old St. Nick, having delicious food to add to the cheer doesn’t have to mean slaving away in the kitchen all day!
With a big turkey dinner on the horizon, this will satisfy the need for a celebratory brekky without the heaviness so you are ready to go when that bird comes out of the oven!
I love serving this dish with a nice piece of warm, toasted sourdough bread. Perfect for soaking up all the extra sauce 🙂
Sending lots of love to you and yours and don’t forget to take some time to relax and take it all in amidst the craziness.
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