Written by Ralph Vincent
0ur 2020 holiday gatherings will likely be smaller than in previous years due to the pandemic and related safety measures. For many families holiday celebrations will be limited mainly to household members. The number of invited guests will be reduced as well due to social distancing. Nevertheless, a smaller gathering can still make the day special!
A great way to start off a winter holiday is with a special breakfast or brunch. I have assembled an easy to prepare menu that will work well for a smaller sized gathering. Even better, most of the preparation can be done in advance, allowing you more time to enjoy your holiday morning.
The menu features two casseroles, one sweet and one savory. Both casseroles can be assembled the evening before and popped in the oven the next morning. My Apple and Cinnamon French Toast Casserole is filled with seasonal flavors, and the Broccoli and Roasted Red Pepper Strata is a colorful and satisfying dish. My Melon and Mint salad will provide a refreshing contrast to other menu flavors. Pomegranate Mimosas will add some additional cheer to your gathering!
Apple and Cinnamon
French Toast Casserole
Pomegranate Infused Mimosas
Ingredients per cocktail
1 ounce of pomegranate liqueur. I like Pama Pomegranate Liqueur.
3 ounces of orange juice
• For each Mimosa combine the pomegranate liqueur and orange juice in a champagne flute and top with enough prosecco to fill the glass.
• You can also measure into a pitcher enough pomegranate liqueur and orange juice for the number of drinks you need and chill.
• When it is time to make the Mimosas divide the mixture evenly among each flute and add the prosecco. Cheers!
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