The holidays are the perfect time for getting family together and celebrating. Entertaining and cooking is something I really enjoy doing, but with my busy schedule I don’t get to do it as often as I would like. For most people this is probably more stressful, but for me it’s a stress reliever. I tend to be in my own little world in the kitchen. This weekend my family is coming over and I plan on serving up some brunch for them. I am pretty sure brunch is my favorite meal. I mean come on, it’s breakfast AND lunch! It can’t get much better than that. Since I’m in a new home this year, I think I will make this a new holiday tradition for us. I believe the gift of food is something very special and the joy it brings for others is especially magical this time of year.
I always start planning my meals by scouring the internet for ideas. Pinterest, Food Network and Allrecipes are my go to spots. I plan on serving cucumber sandwiches, croissant French toast with honey butter and maple syrup, cheesy hash brown casserole, deviled eggs, tons of bacon, tons of sausage, cheddar biscuits with sausage gravy and because rice is a staple in our home, a side of plain jasmine rice. I plan on setting up a little mimosa bar with fresh strawberries, mangos, and raspberries for the adults while the kids, ranging from 2-15, will get some kid friend sparkling apple cider.
Here are some of the recipes for my brunch menu. If they inspire you, I hope you share them with your family too.
What are some holiday traditions and meals shared at your table?
Hi! My name is Rithy (pronounced “Raw-Tee”). I am the Lending Product and System Specialist for Verity Credit Union. Although I am new to Verity Credit Union, I have worked for Not for Profit Credit Unions for over eight years (and counting). My previous roles included everything from Teller, Loan Processor, Shared Branch Administrator, Accounting to Credit Analyst. In 2011, I completed my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Communications and Social Sciences. I love my current role at Verity Credit Union. I am responsible for research and development of new loan products and assist in managing our loan operating systems. I am learning new things every day and that excites me!
I live in Seattle and enjoy eating and running, but preferably not at the same time (trust me, gets too messy). I’m lucky enough to say I got to marry my best friend, who also happens to enjoy eating and running. In my free time, I also love to cook and spend time with family and friends. My family loves to get together and celebrate, and we celebrate in the best way possible, with lots and lots of food! Even when I’m not celebrating with family, I often find myself cooking meals for at least 6 people, even though it’s just for my husband and me. My love for food is also the main reason in why I enjoy to run!