This past Christmas the hubs and I decided to start a few new traditions. You see, we’ve always been away during Christmas and staying with friends and family, but this year we were home and decided to take advantage of it. We went hiking, cooked a nice meal, watch the Christmas story, and enjoyed OUR time. Then later Christmas day we ENJOYED some other family dinner traditions with the rest of the crew. 😉
We have a lot of traditions in our family. I guess that’s true for any family, but when you have a southern family, you don’t mess with tradition. Am I right?
In fact, when I was a kid, our Holiday traditions didn’t just stop at Christmas. Nope. It lasted all the way till New Year’s Day. Ahh, I can smell it now. Yes, the food. You see, every New Year’s Eve my family would invite other families and friends over for a party. The kids would hang out and the grown-ups with laugh, play board games, and wait for the clock to strike midnight. And when it did, you better believe we celebrated! Lots of confetti, blow horn, sparkling cider for the kids, and champagne for the adults. Then after we worked up an appetite celebrating, we’d eat breakfast. Yes, breakfast, at 2am. The only reason I’d stay up that late would to eat this goodness.
My mom would make a savory sausage and egg casserole and our family friends (from Louisiana) would bring their homemade bread pudding. Can you tell this was way before my gluten free days? Anyway, it was heaven. We’d fill up our bellies and then sleep like babies. Not a bad way to ring in the new year if you ask me.
But times have changed a bit and so have our eating habits. We still try to keep as much “tradition” as we can, just in a NEW approach, a healthier approach. Instead of feasting at 2am on eggs and cream filled goodness (although it never hurts to do so every once in a while), we’ve made this tradition into a New Year’s Day Brunch. And instead of 2 different dishes of casseroles and desserts, I’ve combined the best of both worlds and created one heavenly and savory gluten free bread pudding. Sounds unhealthy, but it’s actually quite the opposite. I have Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Original and Vanilla to thank for that too!
· 50% more calcium that dairy milk
· 100% lactose free
· 30 unthinkably low calories
· Free of GMO’s and verified by the Non-GMO project
· And yes… CREAMY, SMOOTH, DELICIOUS!
Using Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla in this recipe gives it a little sweetness in the midst of savory. Now that’s how to start a new tradition! Yes!
Persimmon and Sausage Bread puddingPrint
This serves about 6-8 people. The nutrient field is pretty awesome too! Check it out, makes you want to go back for seconds.
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Does your family thrive off tradition during the Holidays? If so, have you or did you change any of them to make them a bit healthier? Do share!