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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories: Christmas Recipes

Today's topic in the
Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by Geneabloggers is


This is our favorite recipe for Christmas Morning.  It must be made the night ahead, and it makes Christmas morning breakfast both easy and memorable.

My mother, Aileen Greenhalgh Calton, began preparing this as a traditional Christmas morning breakfast.  Many family members now serve this with a cinnamon roll, orange slice, and orange juice, apple juice and/or hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Place it in the oven while the gifts are being opened and breakfast is ready at just the right time.  Aileen obtained the recipe when I was young in a ladies group at church called the Relief Society.  It was in a handout given to each woman.

I contributed this recipe, along with my thoughts on Choosing Traditions Wisely, in Chapter 12 of Jennifer Jone Smith’s book, 12 Weeks to Greater Peace, Joy and Love in Your Family.

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and start a wonderful tradition at your house, too.


from Carolyn Calton
Our Christmas morning breakfast.

1 dozen eggs                                                                    2 tsp. Salt

12 slices white bread (I use Sour Dough Bread)          3 c. cubed ham

4 c. milk                                                                           3 c. Cheddar cheese

1 ½  tsp. Dry mustard

Beat eggs until fluffy.  Cut crusts from bread: cube.  Place bread in a 9 x 14 inch Pyrex (buttered) dish.  Add 4 cups milk to eggs.  Dissolve l ½  teaspoons dry mustard in a little water and add to egg mixture.  Add salt and chopped ham: mix.  Pour over bread.  Let set overnight.  In the morning, add 3 cups Cheddar cheese as a topping and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.

Many thanks to Thomas MacEntee for hosting these Christmas memory prompts.  The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at  Maybe you’d like to share your family history, too.

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