What are your tried and true favorite recipes that you plan to make this holiday?

I haven’t been providing you with many new recipes of late. That is not representative of how much cooking and baking has been happening in the Whipped kitchen. We are prepping for our first holiday at  home in years. We are hosting a number of guests over the coming weeks so we have been making lists and checking them twice to ensure that no belly is left hungry!

So, why no new recipes? We are sticking with tradition and  tried and true favorites. If you need some ideas for your holiday meal planning, here is a list of some of the things that we will be enjoying:

Christmas Eve Lunch:

Growing up, we spent every Christmas Eve at a German restaurant called The Schnitzelbank. It has since closed. We are reviving our German tradition and visiting the Chicago Brauhaus for some schnitzel, bratwurst and accordion music. They are only open for lunch so we will stay home for a lighter dinner. That will give us plenty of time to get the kids to bed and make arrangements for a visit from Santa!

Christmas Eve Dinner:

Choice of soups: Chicken Corn Chowder or Navy Bean Soup

Rolls and Butter

Christmas Day Brunch:

Breakfast Strata (probably with thick cut bacon & gruyere this time)

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh Fruit


Christmas Dinner:

Prime Rib  with Horseradish Sauce

Tomato Bread Pudding 

Green Veggie (whatever looks best at the store)

Popovers with Honey Butter

Choice of Desserts:

Chocolate Buche de Noel or Cherry Pie

Other Sweet Treats to Have on Hand:

Giant Gingersnaps

Kourabiethes – Greek Butter Cookies (pictured above)