Whether you are a traditional mama or a new and modern mama, you undoubtedly have some traditions you are making as an annual occasion with your children. This Christmas I did some of Grandma MOE’s traditional recipes. She let me take the reins this year to test out some favourites! We had tortieres, sugar cookies and our traditional family turkey dinner. To me, carrying on traditions is a big part of making history with your family.
I really believe that food brings people together. And what better way to show the ones you love how much you care, than making them a special meal? Some of my fondest holiday memories are being in the kitchen with my mama. From a young age, Grandma MOE included us in the cooking, baking and cleaning up. Surprisingly, she didn’t realize how much she taught us until these last couple of years. I do a lot of cooking and baking for, and with, my children and what I know, I learned mostly from her. So that alone is a celebratory tradition that has been made.
In the new year, I plan on branching out my blog and sharing more recipes and how-to’s in the kitchen. The more I talk with people, the more I realize, not everyone has had the same special experiences I have had in the kitchen with my mama. So in an effort to share that with you and give you some ideas to share with your children, I will be writing more about what happens in the kitchen at Mama MOE’s.
That being said, I am excited to share a very simple recipe (in pictures) that is sure to please your children on a special holiday morning (New Year ’s Day, perhaps?). French toast is an easy and delicious change to the mundane everyday breakfasts. I usually make French toast on a special holiday morning or the morning of someone’s birthday. This year, for Christmas morning, I prepared French toast to start the day on a sweet start.
|Lightly toast your slices of bread, in a bowl mix eggs and milk|
|Dunk each toasted slice, then place them on a lightly buttered frying pan until browned on both sides|
|Sprinkle a little cinnamon, pour your favourite maple syrup and voila!|
The Villaggio bread is perfect for French toast because the thicker slices absorb the egg/milk mix more than regular slices, making each piece of French toast much more satisfying. My family loved it, and so did I! I would recommend Villaggio Sliced Bread for anyone who wants a little extra thickness to their regular sliced bread sandwiches. And of course, if you love making French toast, Villaggio sliced bread is a sure-fire winner.
My favourite is Turkey since that’s the only time that we have turkey throughout the whole year (and yes, we don’t make turkey on Thanksgiving)
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My favorite is shortbread cookies. It’s the only time of year we treat ourselves to them.
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Scottish Trifle for dessert. Delicious!
My favorite is yorkshire pudding. We have it with roast beef.
My favorite holiday food tradition is on New Years Eve when my family holds a large fondue supper and dessert.
My favourite holiday food tradition is the mint chocolate crackle cookies the kids and I make every year.
We love to do a chocolate fondue with family and friends.
Love cooking & baking w my boys. holiday time = icing & decorating cookies and then bringing little tibs to neighbors. they love to give & i try to encourage that so xmas isn’t all about want.
French toast casserole on Christmas morning
My favorite is the leftover pizza! We use dough and top with gravy (for the sauce), turkey, stuffing and other leftovers. So yummy!
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we make banana slipt cake for desert!
We love our Rice Krispie Squares.
Red velvet whoopie pies!
My favourite food tradition would be turkey with all the trimmings!
Not a particular food tradition, but I love the tradition of families coming together during the holidays over a shared meal.
My favourite holiday food tradition is making homemade pizza on New years eve.
Either Turkey or Roasted Pig 🙂
Turkey & stuffing!
My favourite holiday food tradition is having turkey and ham with turnip, cabbage, carrots and potatoes on Christmas day
My favorite holiday food tradition is having Mincemeat pie topped with cream.
My favourite holiday food tradition is leftover turkey sandwiches with mayo and mustard! I also love my moms homemade baked goods.
We celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional Ukranian tradition of fish, cabbage rolls, perogies and sweets!
turkey and cookies! yum!
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turkey of course!! =D
It is all about the turkey
all of it really. i love all the food. turkey dinner, appetizers on boxing day, tons of cookies and trays of cheese and crackers….yummy
Turkey and stuffing and all the other trimmings are a favorite of ours for the holidays. Homemade caramels and chocolates and lots of cookies are also a part of our Christmas.
I am all about the stuffing!!!
Turkey with all the fixins on Christmas day with trifle for dessert!
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Having turkey, with potatoes,carrots,turnip,bread pudding and dressing on christmas day!
I like making holiday sugar cookies
toss up between the cranberry chocolate bark. or mincemeat cookies.
I love mom’s chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies!
Making truffles with my daughter!!!
The stuffing with sausage and bacon added !
Actually eating a big breakfast Christmas morning and on Boxing Day too.
i love making a huge breakfast of toast (vilaggio of course) eggs made to order, bacon and sausage and home fries. We do this once every weekend. its nice to be able to have a nice breakfast as a family.
My favorite holiday tradition is having appetizers for supper on Christmas Eve, and then my children get to open a new pair of pj’s (usually Christmas/Winter themed) and a new Christmas ornament that reflects their interests for the year (this year it was spongebob and lego ninjago!)
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Cherry Cake! For some reason I only think to make it around the holidays
oh I am so gonna try the peppers and eggs…..looks awesome
Fruit cake soaked in Brandy
Making shortbread cookies!
Love making Christmas Cookies with the family
Thanks for the wonderful French Toast recipe. I hope I win the contest ( I live in Ontario).
No bake cake, got the recipe, got it from my husband grand mother
Rice Krispies Squares.
Definitely a big dinner with all the fixings:)
My mother in laws peanut butter balls!! Yummm
Rumballs! Booze & Chocolate = yay lol
Turkey (stuffed with homemade dressing), gravy with drippings, Mashed potatoes, Butternut Squash
I would have to say pumpkin pie….only have it then
My favorite would have to be the honey garlic meatballs and of course my mom pumpkin cheesecakes!!!
We have cinnamon buns Christmas morning… when I lived at home we had either lasagna or seafood chowder on Christmas eve.
Cabbage rolls, we have them with every holiday dinner!
Turkey dinner with all the trimmings!
Xmas turkey ‘n’ all the trimmings
Bigger breakfasts are definitely our holiday thing….a nice way to relax and enjoy days at home together.
The big turkey dinner.
Shortbread and a turkey dinner
The turkey offre my father!!
French toast in the morning!
Pies!! Apple and Lemon Meringue!!
turkey, can’t get enough of the gravy either!!!
Hearty Christmas morning breakfast including yummy pancakes and french toast!!
Turkey with all the fixins!
Christmas tradition is making peanut brittle for the family, friends and neighbors!
I just love cinnamon rolls 🙂
My favorite is the stuffing….and you can’t make stuffing without Villaggio! 🙂
This looks soooo good! I’m going to try this for sure. Thanks!
I love holiday brunch specially french toast!
pan cakes yum yum
Turkey, I don’t get it any other time of the year!
Turkey!!!I loove turkey
It’s all about being together with your loved one, close friends and enjoying great meals and moments with them! 🙂
Oooh, I love Villaggio AND French Bread! Yum!!
growing up our family made rappie pie
Villaggio Bread simply the Best.
Turkey dinners… yum 🙂
Definately the nice big turkey dinner!
I love shortbread!