In Park City, Christmas is one of the most magical seasons of the entire year. Our office family at Chin-MacQuoid-Fleming-Harris represents the gambit of religious beliefs, but everyone agrees that the music, food, and traditions of Christmas are seemingly embedded in our DNA. The miraculous spirits of love and gratitude fill our hearts and remind us of all we have to be thankful for. We’d like to share with you some of our family traditions, and would love to hear about yours.
“In our house, Santa prefers we leave him a snack of wine and cheese. When our daughter was little, we told her cookies and milk was a guaranteed way to get coal in her stocking.” – Ann MacQuoid
“We have our family dinner on Christmas Eve so nobody is stuck in the kitchen all day on the 25th. That way we’re all together from morning to night on Christmas Day, noshing on leftovers and soaking up one another’s company.” – Dena Fleming
“We stay in our pajamas all day on Christmas. That’s the rule. Even if we take a drive around town to look at the lights, we do it in our pj’s. This keeps things comfy and relaxed, because everyone knows there’s no way to have a serious conversation with someone wearing plaid flannel pants.” – Steve Chin
“We always include a family activity that is an act of kindness. Some years we visit a hospital or rest home, other years we write each other a note about how much we love one another. When we’ve forgotten who gave us what gift, we always treasure the memory of what we did for others.” – Suzanne Harris
Christmas Morning Breakfast Sandwiches
Christmas morning can be Christmas mayhem, so we’ve included a quick and easy breakfast idea that can be eaten while gifts are being opened.
1 package (12 count) King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
12 Thin slices of deli ham
6 Eggs, scrambled and seasoned to taste
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
7.5oz Chive & Onion Cream Cheese softened to room temperature
1/4 cup Butter melted
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the unseparated rolls and cut the block in half with a long serrated knife. Place the bottom half on a baking sheet and evenly spread the rolls with mayonnaise. Arrange slices of ham over the bottom half and spoon the scrambled eggs evenly over the ham. Gently spread the softened cream cheese on the top half of the rolls and place it on top of the bottom half.
Add the secret ingredient
In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard and melted butter. Liberally brush this sauce over the rolls, thoroughly covering the tops. Sprinkle poppy seeds over the top and cover with foil.
Heat and eat
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until warmed through. Uncover and cook for additional 2 minutes until tops are slightly browned and crisp. Place the whole block on a cutting board and cut into individual rolls. Serve warm and be ready to make another batch.