Today, you get two recipes, one for Christmas Eve and one for Christmas Morning. Merry Christmas!
Here's something for your Christmas Eve get-together. Okay, I haven't made this before, but it looked good and different. Anyone who makes it, needs to let me know how it turned out!
Sparkling Cranberry Punch
1 1-lb can jellied cranberry sauce
2 ¼ cup hot water
½ cup sugar
½ cup lemon juice
1 tsp lemon extract
1 ½ cup ginger ale
Clove studded lemon circles
Heat cranberry sauce and water until sauce is melted. Add sugar and allow to cool. Stir in lemon juice, extract and one cup ginger ale. When ready to serve, add remaining ginger ale. Garnish with mint, clove studded lemon circles and fresh cranberries.
And for your Christmas morning brunch: Texas Ranger Baked Eggs
Texas Ranger Baked Eggs
From Mariposa Ranch Bed and Breakfast
1 cup milk
2 tsp sugar
4 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
¼ cup green bell pepper
2/3 cup butter, melted
½ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Dash ground mustard
The night before: In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Spray a three-quart baking dish with vegetable oil and pour mixture in. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven 350°. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Serves 12.
Tomorrow's recipe: Cracker Jack Cookies
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W.T. Ellis