December 24, 2009

Holiday Cheer - Sparkling Cranberry Punch and Texas Ranger Baked Eggs

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
Fresh mint
Clove studded lemon circles

Fresh cranberries


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
Brenham, TX


7 eggs
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 paprika
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


LuAnn said...

Wow! These sounds like two wonderful recipes that would work well for a Christmas brunch after all the presents are opened!

Judy said...

I love cranberry juice. I make one that is not exactly like this, but this looks very good also. The egg recipe also looks good. Never heard of it.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Mary Ricksen said...

Oh Yummy!

robynl said...

a new punch recipe which is good; I've been using the same one for years.


Karen H in NC said...

Can't say much for the baked eggs but I would really like the Sparkling Cranberry Punch!..especially punched up with a shot of Vodka! LOL Maybe I should save that one for New Years!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Just to let you all know, I fixed this recipe for Christmas morning (first time) and the whole family loved them. It's a nice dish to make, becuase you put it together the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning....

PhyllisC said...

These sound very good. I love cranberry anything. Thanks for all the recipes.