“Man cannot live on presents alone.” NYTimes
I love that quote! After the last present has been opened, your loved ones will be famished. Many of these brunch recipes can be made ahead, leaving you to savor the magic of the season too. From sweet to savory, all of these recipes are delicious and sure to please your peeps as you break the fast together on Christmas morn.
Cranberry Orange Scones
Festive with a wonderful orange glaze.
“I know several couples who are perfectly happy. Haven’t spoken in years.” Relationship advice from Dowager Countess of Grantham’s on Season 6, winner of The Gardian’s #17 Best Quote of the 2015 year in television.
After 6 captivating seasons of Downton drama, the beloved series has concluded. I am joined by millions of ardent fans in not wanting Downton Abbey to ever end. The final season opened in the mid 1920s with rising hemlines, shorter bobbed and bejeweled tresses and ongoing Upstairs/Downstairs intrigue. Downton changed with the times over 6 seasons but some things remained quintessentially the same: scones! After making traditional cream currant scones for Season 4, and Lemon Ginger scones for Season 5, I whipped up a batch of very modern Dark Chocolate~Cherry scones for the final season.