Sunrise Christmas Brunch

Meteorologist Jacob Dickey is on Sunrise to share some Christmas Brunch Ideas for this holiday season! Here’s a few of his recipes from the show below!

French Toast Casserole
6 large eggs
2 c. whole milk
1 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 loaf – white bread, day old
1/4 c. sliced almonds
powdered sugar – for serving
fresh berries – for serving

1. Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a bowl.
2. Dunk slices of bread into the egg mixture, then arrange them in a baking dish. Pour extra mixture over the bread. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.
3. Sprinkle almonds over casserole and bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes, or until the top of the bread is golden and crunchy.
4. Serve topped with chocolate chips, syrup, fresh berries and/or powdered sugar.

Virgin Mimosa Bar
Set up a Virgin Mimosa Bar Christmas Morning for all your family to enjoy! It’s great for the whole family, and you can enjoy some delicious tasting beverages.

To keep your mimosas virgin, use any of the following for substitutes:
– Sparkling Grape Juice – If you can’t get a dry grape juice, add a little lemon juice to knock some of the sweetness down.
– Ginger Ale
– Sparkling Tonic Water
– Club Soda

Watermelon Mimosas
Dip glass in water and sprinkle sugar/salt on rim if desired. Use 1 part watermelon juice and 1 part bubbly. Garnish with mint and fresh melon if desired.

alcoholic recommendation: sparkling rose

Caramel Apple Mimosas
Pour caramel and cinnamon sugar into separate small dishes. Dip glasses in caramel to rim glasses, then dip in cinnamon sugar until coated. Pour 2 parts apple cider and 1 part bubbly into glass. Garnish with apples if desired.

alcoholic recommendation: caramel vodka and champagne

Cinnamon Pear Mimosas
Prior to your mimosa bar, bring pear juice to a boil in a sauce pan. Add cinnamon sticks, then cover with a lid. Seep for 30 minutes to an hour, then pour into a container and refrigerate overnight or until cold. Serve with 1 part pear juice and 1 part bubbly. Garnish with ground cinnamon and a slice of pear.

alcoholic recommendation: prosecco

Traditional Mimosas
Use 3 parts bubbly with 1 part orange juice. Garnish with fresh oranges if desired.

alcoholic recommendation: champagne

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