This really isn't much of a challange but, worth sharing. So many of us have those traditional dishes that we look forward to every Christmas. Growing up, my mother had an array of different candies, cakes, and other sweets to charm her six children into submission during this time of year. I think I had more sweets during Christmas than any Halloween I can remember. Furthermore, these sweets were much more that candy, they required work, patience, and above all, appreciation.
To go along with tradional Chiristmas treats, other tradional dishes made their way in to our home. Since I could remember, we made Christmas Breakfast a big event. Eggs Benedict was the main focus accompanied by hot cocoa, hashbrowns, and a cup of fruit. To this day, when we go home for the Christmas holiday, my mother continues to prepare this special meal for all of us (as we keep growing).
This Christmas season, Saltbox House Cooking Exchange challenges you all to share a tradtional Christmas dish and if you don't have one, share a dish that brings your family together or that you look forward to each year.
Many people are familiar with Eggs Benedict and how they are assembled. It is simply an English muffin (toasted), a slice of Canadian Bacon, and a Poach Egg on top. Another great idea is to use left over Christmas ham in place of the canadian bacon. Some people also like to add slice of chedder cheese. To see my other post about Eggs Benedict click here.
3 Egg Yokes
A Tablespoon of milk (canned or whole milk is great)
2-3 Tablespoons of lemon juice
A stick of butter
Melt butter in a double broiler or over stove, add milk. As misxture gets hot, it will thicken. (while stiring continuosly). Add lemon juice at the end and stir. Serve immediately.
For a festive garnish, I like to sprinkle Dill Weed and Paprika on top.