Wow, thanks for everyone’s input on my Christmas brunch/dinner post! The suggestions have been really helpful. As of right now, this is what I’m planning:
– Baked French Toast (Thanks for the recipe, Christina!)
– Sausage Strata
– Special Potato Casserole (I saw this on Richard’s site the other day and then he suggested the recipe to me over on Twitter. I love pretty much anything with goat cheese, so I think this one will be a winner.)
– Lemon Chicken (maybe… friend’s sister is a caterer so we’re going to see how much it would be for half a tray)
– Pear Salad with Cranberries, Walnuts, and Chevre
Everything except the salad can be prepared the day before, which is perfect. I’ll delegate out the dessert. Currently I’m trying to decide between cheesecake (only because I want cheesecake) and Buche de Noel (because it’s festive). Just have to consider which wines to serve. Drew can’t understand my urgency in figuring out a menu and I think maybe I just need to obsess over something, so this is it. I feel pretty good about this menu. Hopefully we’ll be able to swing the lemon chicken. It would be a nice change and one less thing for me to worry about.