This post is sponsored by Walmart+ all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Merry Christmas Eve!! 🤗 It always seems to sneak up on you right, maybe because there’s always so much to get done in the days leading up to Christmas. And with the kiddos home from school, it’s even harder to actually get to the store.
Luckily my Walmart+ membership has literally been saving me from making all those frantic last-minute trips!! Not only can I get everything I need for Christmas, but I can also save time and make the most of this special time at home with my family. Today I wanted to share our Christmas Day brunch menu. Every year I post pictures and get dm’s about the recipes so figured it would be helpful to have it all in one place.
Our Christmas Brunch Menu
We love both of these recipes and make them every year! They are both super simple AND yummy, but even better you can prep both the night before. Then on Christmas Day simply pop them in the oven and enjoy!
Using my Walmart+ membership I spent about 10 minutes online, found all the ingredients needed for both these recipes and our family’s favorite Christmas punch recipe. And also had fresh groceries delivered to my home that same day. It’s seriously the only way to grocery shop, especially when you know stores are extra busy this time of year.
Some of my other favorite Walmart+ benefits are:
- Unlimited free delivery from your local store ($35 order minimum, restrictions apply)
- Free shipping (no order minimum, excludes most Marketplace items, location & freight surcharges)
- No markups on items – take advantage of Walmart’s everyday low prices
- Groceries and more, one stop shopping for almost anything sold in store
- After the free trial, Walmart+ costs $98/year, or $12.95/month
Creme Brûlée French Toast
*adapted recipe from AllRecipes
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Remove crusts from bread and then arrange in the baking dish in a single layer. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, orange brandy, and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover, and then chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the dish from the refrigerator and then bring to room temperature.
- Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.
Cheesy Potato & Egg Bake
*original recipe by Half Baked Harvest
- 3 cups frozen hashbrowns (thawed)
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
- 8 slices thick cut bacon
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill
- 3 tablespoons everything bagel spice
- crushed red pepper flakes
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter.
- In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, milk, cheeses, spinach, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Spread the potatoes in an even layer in the prepared baking dish. Using the back of a spoon, make 8 “nests” for the eggs to sit.
- Cook the bacon until crisp in a large skillet. Arrange the bacon inside each nest. Transfer to the oven and bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and crack the eggs into the nest. Season with salt and pepper. Return to the oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are set to your liking.
- Top the casserole with fresh basil, dill, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Serve and enjoy!
*To prepare ahead of time, assemble the casserole, but leave the eggs off. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove the casserole from the fridge and let sit on the counter while the oven preheats. Bake as directed, adding the eggs 10 minutes into baking.
- 4 cups orange juice
- Mix first 3 ingredients together in pitcher or punch bowl.
- Stir in container of strawberries and syrup.
- Scoop orange sherbet on top.
*Can add in champagne for a cocktail version!