WIAW 20: On Christmas

Hello! Did you have a good Christmas? I sure did- and am going to give you just a little peek today at what I did yesterday- starting with what I ate.

I don’t really have a “tradition” for what I make for breakfast on Christmas morning- I think I’ve made something different every year! When I was growing up, my mom always made an egg casserole. I haven’t attempted that one yet- maybe sometime in the future. For this year, I baked some delicious eggnog scones and served them with fruit salad and scrambled eggs.

Alright, I didn’t really make the scones from scratch… they came from this magical mix that just needed water added to it.

(The local organic grocery store was sampling these last week and they were to die for, so I had to buy my own!)

My mom and stepdad came over for lunch. We made some vegetable soup in the crock pot (it was basically just broth, carrots, celery, onion, sweet potato, herbs, salt and pepper):

We also made sandwiches/wraps (I had a wrap).

Our family tradition for at least the last 10 years has been to go see a movie in the afternoon on Christmas Day (we saw Les Mis), so I brought a few snacks.

Greg and I planned to get pho at the local Vietnamese restaurant on the way home, but it was closed (imagine that!). So, instead we made some super quick pizzas using pita bread.

And there were a few Christmas cookies after that (but I ate them before they could be photographed!)


Merry Christmas!

Are there any traditional meals that you make on Christmas Day?


  1. I love crock pot soup! I’ll be making some this morning as soon as I get to the produce market!

  2. I must know what you thought of Les Mis because I got the opportunity to see it pre-screen and was just blown away! So good and I want to go again!

  3. Christmas Eve is ham (I load my plate with salad and veggies and skip the ham) and yesterday my parents may have started a new tradition by making a huge pot of osso bucco. Yum!

  4. My go-to Christmas meal is chinese food!

  5. I always spend Christmas Eve Eve with my mom and stepdad, and my mom makes a “traditional” Swedish Christmas meal of baked macaroni and cheese, lefse, swedish meatballs in a lingonberry reduction, and salad. My body and dairy don’t work well together, so my mom makes dairy-free mac and “cheeze” now, and since I don’t eat pork or beef, she makes the meatballs with turkey or chicken (whichever looks better at the butchers)…we also made the lefse vegan this year! I love that we can still have our traditions, but alter them to be healthier (and not make me sick)!

  6. Our family tradition has always been Christmas brunch, not dinner (which was torture as a young child, having to wait til AFTER to open presents!). Pork pudding from the local butcher is the staple tradition, along with grapefruit, eggs, grits, and mom’s stollen. These days, I look forward to the brunch more than the presents!

  7. Your wrap looks terrific! Soups (well, anything) in the crock-pot are the best. Simple and easy…yours looks so good. How did you make your pita bread pizza?

  8. Our only tradition is to make something yummy… and pair it with mimosas. :) this year it was a booze-y overnight baked french toast.

    So jealous you already saw Les Mis! I’m going this weekend. Was it amazing?

  9. Wow. What a hearty, but healthy Christmas meal! The soup looks wonderful.

    What did you think of Les Mis? I watched it last night with one of my friends. I’ve never seen the original musical, but I’ve heard the original is better. I thought it was pretty good.

    My family always has cinnamon rolls for breakfast, the traditional Christmas meal for lunch, and then leftovers for supper.

  10. It looks like you guys had a very full day!

    Unfortunately, we don’t have any traditions – we spent the day with my brother in law and his family. It was a great time and my wife cooked an amazing (and healthy) meal!

  11. That soup looks deeeeelish!

    How was Les Mis?!?! I want to see it SOOOOO bad.

  12. I don’t think we have any Christmas traditions anymore! We’ve all been scattered for the past few years. I am jealous you saw Les Mis…we went and saw Django Unchained–it was actually a ‘wowza’ movie (very Tarantino I’m told) but definitely not the most ‘peace on Earth and goodwill towards men’ film to see on Christmas. :)

    That soup looks delicious. Simple is often the best!

  13. Merry Christmas! I don’t really have many Christmas traditions after moving so much over the last few years.

    Eggnog scones sound amazing!

  14. I can’t wait to see Les Mis!! That soup looks amazing!!

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