Getting things done ahead is the only way I can do a nice Christmas morning brunch... otherwise its scrambled eggs and Pop n Fresh around here. Smile... nothing wrong with that of course, but I love to put on a nice meal especially when there is a crowd coming to visit. We have 4 little cowboys and a little baby cowgirl, to join us this year, not to mention the big "Cowfolk" that will be here as well. So.. it is a Cowboy's Christmas brunch for us.
I have made almost everything ahead of time and it is now in the freezer ready to go for Christmas morning. We Cooked up a nice roast beef and plenty of potatoes to prepare for this. Steve helped me to chop everything (His help is always greatly appreciated by me, and he is always quick to volunteer when he has a minute); the final preparation will be the easy part.
I made up the napkins and napkin rings from a batch of bandanas and some leather ornaments our friend/neighbor Brett made for us a while back. I thought they decorated the napkins perfectly, and made great party favors as well. I was inspired by Lisa's napkins over on Celebrate Creativity in all its forms. If you want some wonderful Christmas decorating ideas and activities, check out her "25 days of Christmas" posts. I have thoroughly enjoyed each one of them.
I used burlap and raffia to decorate for this brunch. They are not fussy; my imperfections can hide quite easily in this mode of decorating. Burlap is the "thing" these days, and can be easily found and inexpensively paid for. Love it.
For the napkin rings, I used burlap ribbon I had bought on sale earlier this year. It is nice to use ribbon, because the edges are already finished; only one cut is necessary.
Love Brett's leatherwork ornaments.
These Cowboy dishes were given to us many years ago by Steve's Grandparents. They collected them in their younger years. They are a treasure that we enjoy to this day.
I love the coffee pot. It is unique, don't you think?
There were teacups/coffee cups....
mugs, plates (big and little) and bowls. There is medium sized platter and a big serving bowl as well.
This main dish is cooked and served in a cast iron skillet, cowboy style.
The Green Chili is hot and tastes wonderful over the hash and eggs.
Nana's Buttermilk Biscuits are the best.
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs; a breakfast to satisfy any Cowboy; made with diced Roast Beef, potatoes, onions and green chilies and topped with an egg or two for everyone.