For so long as I can keep in mind, Christmas brunch has all the time been an enormous deal at our home, and absolutely the must-have yearly is my mother’s “Christmas morning casserole”.
On Christmas Eve, proper after our huge household dinner and after my brother and I’d wriggle into our new jammies to learn The Evening Earlier than Christmas with our mother and father, Mother would sneak into the kitchen for a couple of minutes to whip up the fixin’s for her breakfast casserole to sit back in a single day.
I don’t understand how she did it.
After an enormous Christmas Eve dinner + chasing excited children to mattress + taking part in “Santa” with my dad till 1:00 am placing tiny plastic components of toys collectively… I do know now it had nothing to do with magic and all the pieces to do with love (which actually is the “true” type of magic anyway, proper?)
These days, since Robert and I often host Christmas morning at our home, I’ve realized an enormous lesson. Creating the Christmas “magic” is CRAZY exhausting work!
After chasing my excited kiddos to mattress and going by means of the night’s to-do record in my head, I pour over our household cookbook to make my mother’s Christmas morning casserole.
After which I take into consideration her to silently thank her for the most effective Christmas mornings any little woman might ever need. That’s a variety of weight for one little breakfast custom, but it surely’s all the time my reminder of residence.
So I re-created our Christmas brunch over the weekend utilizing objects from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart to get pleasure from with Robert and the ladies.
There’s one thing about turning into a mother your self that makes you respect your individual mother much more.
I adorned the kitchen cabinets with fairy lights, mini timber, framed classic artwork, and these spray painted little wax warmer houses.
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I dressed up the kitchen window with garland and a wreath utilizing my DIY dried orange slices.
And I used a cake stand to show a gingerbread cake and lit a few candles to make our home scent like cinnamon.
The nook of our countertop bought a fast corral utilizing a round basket to carry cooking necessities.
And I made my mother’s casserole on this baking dish from the cookbook she gifted me at Christmas after I turned 20. She typed up all of my favourite recipes and caught them at the back of a Betty Crocker cookbook.
It’s the sweetest reward I’ve ever acquired so far, and I hold it proper beside my grandmother’s cookbook that’s overflowing with generations of handwritten recipes.
This yr seems so very totally different for thus many. I’m grateful for a small, quiet Christmas gathering with my mother and father who dwell only a few minutes away, however I do know others who received’t have that likelihood this yr.
Whereas there are such a lot of issues I wish to say, I do know no phrases might ever take away that damage.
Even when it’s making a flowery breakfast only for ourselves or baking cookies with simply our small households this yr, perhaps that’s the fantastic thing about custom. They all the time have tales tied to them.
This yr’s story received’t be huge or with a variety of fanfare, but it surely’s positively one for the books that we’ll keep in mind once we’re reunited with our huge household gatherings once more. As a result of my gosh, it will occur.
In case you want a easy reward concept to depart on neighbors’ doorsteps or ship to a candy member of the family within the mail, I made a decision to place collectively this utensil holder, kitchen towels, wood spoon, and Swedish pancake combine with lingonberries as an ode to considered one of our family’s recipes.
As a result of apparently meals = love right here in 2020, proper?!
Dangle in there, y’all. We’re gonna make it. And in case you want me, I’ll be over right here consuming my emotions with Christmas morning casserole, cinnamon rolls, and a mimosa bar. 😉
If you wish to learn about any of the sources I utilized in our kitchen, you will discover them under:
Click on HERE for our kitchen refresh reveal (with makeover sources and paint colours).
Wishing you a merry Christmas, buddies! Cheers to the mothers who make magic occur. If I might ship you an enormous heaping serving to of Christmas casserole, I completely would.
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